It was just last year that Deepika Padukone’s career received a new lease of life when the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed Bajirao Mastani emerged a runaway hit at the box office while receiving rave reviews. Now, it seems that the actress is set to collaborate with the filmmaker yet again. Moreover, if all goes as planned, their film will hit screens next December.
“Sanjayji spoke to Deepika about his project during the shoot of Bajirao Mastani and she seemed excited at the prospect then. She will mostly agree to play the part. Just that with Bhansali productions, one has to be able to commit a large chunk of exclusive dates, which is not always very easy.” a source added
Interestingly, in the film, she will be paired opposite Salman Khan. However, if things don’t fall in place, Ranveer will be roped in to play the male lead instead.
“There is a high possibility that the leading man of the film could be Salman. Bhansali may have said that his meeting with Salman recently was just casual, but the two have discussed a project. Salman has not given a nod to the project yet, but if it happens, then after Kabir Khan’s next film, Salman and Deepika will be paired again in Bhansali’s next Christmas release. And if that doesn’t happen, Ranveer Singh is always up for the job.” added a source.