Mumbai, August 4, 2021: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is working on his ambitious musical love saga, Baiju Bawra. The reports regarding the film's lead actor have been making noises for a long time now. From Ranbir Kapoor to Kartik Aaryan, the actors were said to be approached by Bhansali, but things didn't work.
Now, the latest development suggests that Bhansali has finalized the film's leading hero, and it is none other than, Ranveer Singh, who is reportadly roped in and as Baiju Bawra in Bhansali's version of the musical saga, earlier filmed by Vikram Bhatt's grandfather, the distinguished Vijay Bhatt in 1952.
Earlier, there were reports saying Ranbir has said no to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's proposed musical love story Baiju Bawra. However, it is now revealed that the actor was never approached to star in the film. In fact, the only time Ranbir turned down a role in a Bhansali film was when he was offered Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai starrer Guzaarish. Bhansali offered him the role that was eventually played by Aditya Roy Kapur.
About the casting of Baiju Bawra, the source close to the development told a leading entertainment portal, "It is Ranveer Singh who was being seriously considered for the part. Bhansali's focus was on the casting of Heera Mandi. But now since erroneous information on the male casting of Baiju Bawra was being leaked out, Bhansali has decided to announce Ranveer Singh in the ambitious grand musical's title role".
If all goes well, it will be a reunion of Ranveer and Bhansali. The actor-director duo has already worked in blockbuster films - Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani, and Padmaavat. Baiju Bawra will mark their fourth collaboration.