Buzz is that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is reviving his shelved project Bajirao Mastani finally after 14 years. And interestingly, the director will be roping in both Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone for different roles in the film, reports Mumbai Mirror.
Bhansali, who had been planning to
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone poses during the launch of a timepiece by Tissot in Mumbai on April 8, 2013. AFP Photo
make the film since 1999, originally had Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan in mind for this epic romance but due to their personal differences, the project had to be delayed.
Bajirao Mastani went through several castings over the years. The film will be based on the life of Peshwa Bajirao and his ladylove Mastani.
A source told the daily, "Apparently, Bhansali has had a word with both Deepika and Katrina. The girls have shown tremendous interest. All you need now is Ranbir Kapoor coming on board as Bajirao, and you have a Silsila all over again".
If the project finalises, this would be Katrina Kaif's first film with Bhansali and Deepika's second after Ram Leela.
Bhansali is yet to finalise the lead role to portray Bajirao.
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