Ace producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali who is busy with this next project ‘Padmavati’ has written a special appearance and a song sequence with the former Miss World in mind for this film. The film features Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in the lead and Aditi Rao Hydari in a supporting role. “Bhansali spoke to Ash and they both are really keen to make it work. The song will be filmed during a 15-20 day schedule, which includes rehearsals at a suburban studio. Ash also has a few dialogues,” reveals a source close to the development.
Bhansali whose repertoire boasts of films like ‘Khamoshi’, ‘Black’ and ‘Goliyon Ki Ras-Leela: Ramleela’ doesn’t want to recreate a jugalbandi, a la Madhuri Dixit and Ash in Devdas or Priyanka Chopra and Deepika in ‘Bajirao Mastani’. “This will completely different from any thing seen before,” the source added.
The 43-year-old actress was last seen in Karan Johar’s Diwali release, ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, opposite Ranbir Kapoor. She is reuniting with Bhansali after their third collaboration, ‘Guzaarish’, in 2010, following which she took a five-year sabbatical. The director and his muse had first come together 17 years ago for the 1999 romance-drama, ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, and followed it up with ‘Devdas’ three years later.