Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be reuniting for a interesting project. As per the latest reports, the filmmaker has roped in the actress to play the female lead role in Baiju Bawra. Deepika will be playing a dacoit queen, Roopmati. The director has been fine-tuning the script for the past year to bring the epic back to life for the modern-day audience.
A source revealed that the director is very excited on bringing Deepika Padukone on board to play the role of a female lead in the film. “The day when Bhansali had decided to revisit Baiju Bawra, he was clear on getting Deepika on board the film to play the role of dacoit queen, Roopmati, from the 1952 original. Both Deepika and SLB have done multiple meetings to discuss the film and the character and the talks are in the advanced stage at the moment. The paperwork is yet to be done and things will be locked once both the stakeholders mutually agree on certain aspects. Given the way things are proceeding at the moment, it’s going to be a yes from DP.”
The source further added that there is a team in his workplace that taking tiny steps in preparing the work pf Baiju Bawra. “While Bhansali is currently working on the edit and post-production of Gangubai, there is a team in his workplace that taking tiny steps in the prep work of Baiju Bawra. Conversations with other actors, who are expected to be a part of the film are also in progress. An official announcement will be made once the entire cast that SLB wants is locked.”
Deepika Padukone and Bhansali have worked together on films like Bajirao Mastani, Ram Leela and Padmaavat.