With news that Shah Rukh Khan may be the one who plays the lead role of ‘Baiju Bawra’, it’s being said that Sanjay Leela Bhansali wants the film to roll in mid-2022.
The filmmaker is planning a huge star cast for the film, in line with his other projects. A source explained to Pinkvilla, “While the story stems from the 1952 classic, Baiju Bawra, Bhansali is planning to bring in his own spin to this epic tale. The grandeur, music and storytelling aside, the star-cast is said to be the main highlight of the film. If everything goes as planned, with actors giving a combination shooting dates, this one will hit the floors by mid-2022”.
It’s thought that Bhansali will take a proper call next year, hopefully with India’s Covid-19 situation being better than it is now. The source further added, “Baiju Bawra is a prep heavy film, which is to be mounted on a certain scale. Hence, SLB will take it on floors only when it’s safe to shoot without any restriction. Everyone in his production unit are optimistic that things will just improve from hereon, reaching normalcy by mid-2022. However, only if things don’t come under control, he might do something else on a smaller scale before Baiju Bawra. But at the moment, Baiju is his next”.
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