Sanjay Leela Bhansali announces his most ambitious project Baiju Bawra after Gangubai Kathiawadi.
After Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi, Sanjay Leela Bhansali announces Diwali 2021 release, Baiju Bawra
After Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt starrer Inshallah shelved, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has roped in latter to play the titular role in Gangubai Kathiawadi. Bhansali Productions made the announcement a few days back.
Now, on the occasion of Diwali, the filmmaker announced his next directorial which is touted as his most ambitious project titled Baiju Bawra - Revenge story of a maverick maestro. Only the movie has been announced and casting his underway.
#BreakingNews: After the release of #GangubaiKathiawadi on 11 Sep 2020, Sanjay Leela Bhansali to make his most ambitious film project... Titled #BaijuBawra... Revenge story of a maverick maestro... #Diwali2021 release. pic.twitter.com/8wrug6PeZS— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 27, 2019
Baiju Bawra will be hitting the screens during Diwali 2021 which means the film is likely to clash with Deepika Padukone's forthcoming production Draupadi in which she plays the titular role.
According to reports, Baiju Bawra might be based on 1952 drama film of the same name which was directed by Vijay Bhatt. The movie starred Meena Kumari and Bharat Bhushan in lead roles. The story of that film was about Baiju and Tansen. Baiju challenged Tansen for a musical duet in Akbar's court.
Reports were making the rounds that either Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan might play the titular role. However, the reports are yet to be confirmed by the makers.