A few weeks back, one of the most renowned filmmakers, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had made the announcement of his next film and it is none other than the epic saga of Baiju Bawra. Speculations as to the lead star of the same started coming in and Ranveer Singh’s name came right at the top. Since Bhansali and Ranveer have done 3 films together, many thought that he might be the obvious choice for Baiju Bawra. However, now a report states that Hrithik Roshan met up with the filmmaker and has apparently given a nod to being the lead in Baiju Bawra.
As per a report of Bollywood Hungama, Hrithik’s performances in films like Super 30 and War impressed Bhansali a lot and hence, they ended up meeting to discuss Baiju Bawra. Since Hrithik loves Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s style of filmmaking, the War star was keen on working with him again after Guzaarish. The report stated that Roshan met up quietly with Bhansali in the night and things worked out between them for Baiju Bawra. Reportedly, the official signing will happen soon and the announcement will follow.
A source revealed to the portal, “Few know that Hrithik and the filmmaker have been holding meetings for the last few days. SLB loved the actor’s performances in Super 30 and War and reached out to him post his last release. Hrithik loves Bhansali’s work and is keen to work in a period drama again. Till now Hrithik had given his nod only to his father Rakesh Roshan’s superhero action drama, Krrish 4, but he loved Bhansali’s script. In a hush-hush development that happened on Saturday night (November 2) at the filmmaker’s home, Hrithik agreed to do Baiju Bawra.”
The report also stated that Ranveer’s schedule was jam packed as he would be busy doing Takht with Karan Johar next year and also has Jayeshbhai Jordaar with Yash Raj Films. With a jam packed schedule like that, things couldn’t work out for Baiju Bawra between him and Bhansali and hence, the filmmaker approached Hrithik for the same. The report also stated that if the actor has given the nod, Hrithik would require a lot of prep for the role as Baiju’s love for music made everyone call him ‘bawra.’ Meanwhile, no official announcement about the same has come in till now. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is also directing Alia Bhatt in Gangubai Kathiawadi and the announcement of it came after Inshallah with Alia and Salman Khan was shelved.