EXCLUSIVE: Deepika Padukone in talks to play dacoit queen Roopmati in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Baiju Bawra

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Deepika Padukone in talks to play dacoit, Roopmati in Baiju Bawra
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Over the last few weeks, there have been reports that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is reuniting withShah Rukh Khan on Izhaar, an epic love story crossing the national borders. However, Pinkvilla recently reported that contrary to the reports, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next directorial after Gangubai is going to be Baiju Bawra. We also revealed that over the last one year, the director has been fine tuning his script to bring the epic back to life for the modern-day audience. And now, we have another update on this musical.

Pinkvilla has learnt that the celebrated filmmaker is keen to have Deepika Padukone on board to play the female lead in the film. “Ever since Bhansali 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,” revealed a source close to the development, adding further that the idea is to take the film on floors by Mid-2022.

Ever since Bhansali 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
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It’s a mega film, with a star-studded cast, and Bhansali’s team is planning stuff from now itself to ensure that combination dates of actors is not an issue. “While Bhansali is currently working on the edit and post production of Gangubai, there is a team in his work place 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 is also in progress. An official announcement will be made once the entire cast that SLB wants is locked,” the source added.

While conversations with Deepika are in advanced stage, we still await an update on the status quo of other actors, who are on Bhansali’s wish-list. The four other key characters of Baiju Bawra include Baiju, Gauri, Tansen and Akbar, and SLB is on the verge of pulling off a casting coup. According to the source, this is among Bhansali’s dream project and hence, he is going all out to get the casting bang on without any compromises on his vision. Bhansali is also working on the music, which is the key aspect of this story and ones in his circle reveal that the filmmaker wants this album to have the best compositions of his career. Deepika and Bhansali have previously worked together on films like Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat. Stay tuned to Pinkvilla for more on Baiju Bawra.

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Anonymous : I wanna see dp as draupadi..directed by slb..❤️
REPLY 3 2 months ago
Anonymous : Deepika is a perfect choice
REPLY 2 2 months ago
Anonymous : Yeah DEEPIKA IS FIRE
REPLY 3 2 months ago
Anonymous : Congratulations Deepika So excited to see in Baiju Bavra you deserve to part of such movie
REPLY 1 2 months ago
Anonymous : DEEPIKA MY QUEEN I AM YOUR BIGGEST FAN FROM USA!!! I LOVE YOU MY QUEEN!!! ALL THE BEST!!!
REPLY 2 2 months ago
Anonymous : I a just laughing from one haters comments. Omg such a jealous souls. Any ways can't wait for the film.
REPLY 3 2 months ago
Anonymous : That will be great .I hope it's true..❤️
REPLY 3 2 months ago
Anonymous : Eww she is doing supporting role.
REPLY 3 2 months ago
Anonymous : Ewww brainless its not supporting role
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Anonymous : Deepika di I love you.....I am your youngest fan from Panjab......j am only 11 years old.......I am waiting for your all movies......all the best for your upcomming projects.....I love you queen Deepika di...take care......
REPLY 4 2 months ago
Anonymous : Calm down haters this news is true. Amir Ansari broke this news 3 days before PV. He is the 1 who gave Pathan,Tiger 3. Salaar. And other movies updates before mideast.
REPLY 5 2 months ago
Anonymous : Yes. I agree with you
REPLY 4 2 months ago
Anonymous : Slb, only with Ranveer & Deepika.
REPLY 30 2 months ago
Anonymous : I guess in this film there's Ranbir.
REPLY 1 2 months ago
Anonymous : So Alia is playing the lead role Gauri and Deepika PR is shouting from the rooftop.
REPLY 6 2 months ago
Anonymous : Do you really think SRK and Deepika are playing supporting roles? You mean 2 superstars are playing supporting role? Alia's fans are so dumb just like her.
REPLY 3 2 months ago
Anonymous : Deepalia in Baiju Bawra. Okay? No one's PR is shouting.
REPLY 2 2 months ago
Anonymous : Alia PR I never hard this before. Alia is not playing lead role so stop dancing.
REPLY 2 2 months ago
Anonymous : So according to you PC was played supporting role i BM? Alia PR stop publishing your lil brain.
REPLY 1 2 months ago
Anonymous : SRK did extended Camino in ADHM. SRK did cameo in one of Salman khan’s recent film.
REPLY 1 2 months ago
Anonymous : Deepika don't need a PR here. Her fans are enough for her haters
REPLY 4 2 months ago
Anonymous : Side role hai. No news.
REPLY 4 2 months ago
Anonymous : Congratulations Deepika! May all the success be yours!
REPLY 7 2 months ago
Anonymous : Some jealous dogs are barking
REPLY 12 2 months ago
Anonymous : Kangana bots & bhakts
REPLY 5 2 months ago
Anonymous : Some jealous haters are barking like a dogs
REPLY 8 2 months ago
Anonymous : Roopmati supporting role. Gauri is the lead role.
REPLY 3 2 months ago
Anonymous : Not supporting role it is pivotal role
REPLY 4 2 months ago
Anonymous : Who is playing Gauri? Roopmati is a side role and I don’t think Deepika will do side roles. I am more interested to know who is playing Baiju and who is playing Gauri.
REPLY 3 2 months ago
Anonymous : Alia is playing Gauri Rk is playing Baiju SRK is playing Tansen DP is playing Roopmati
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Anonymous : Roopmati is pivotal role and not supporting
REPLY 5 2 months ago
Anonymous : Roopmati is as important as Baiju, Tansen & Gauri.
REPLY 2 2 months ago
Anonymous : It would be a Mastani-Kashi tipe of importance in the role for the women Gauri-Roopmati
REPLY 0 2 months ago
Anonymous : News is by pR journalist who also reported There will be OMG 2 then paresh Rawal had to deny that. So I don’t believe him.
REPLY 2 2 months ago
Anonymous : He is the most reliable source. 8 out of 10 news break by him are true.
REPLY 3 2 months ago
Anonymous : OMG 2 is happening. Big producers first spread the news in market and then deny it for hype. Omg 2 is very much happening and Himesh is one of the most reliable sources for news break of films.
REPLY 2 2 months ago
Anonymous : Amir ansari broke this news first. And Amir's ews is always true
REPLY 1 2 months ago
Anonymous : Deepika is so pretty and talented actress. Those who are telling she can't act, they are idiots.
REPLY 11 2 months ago
Anonymous : Ofc. Queen Deepika is brilliant actress
REPLY 8 2 months ago
Anonymous : I think Taapsee would be better here
REPLY 3 2 months ago
Anonymous : The woman can't act man. She has literally no range what so ever!
REPLY 31 2 months ago
Anonymous : Rangoli spotted
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Anonymous : Rangoli spotted
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Anonymous : I am sure your talking about Katrina
REPLY 8 2 months ago
Anonymous : Sizzling chemistry between Ranveer Singh & Deepika Padukone
REPLY 50 2 months ago
Anonymous : Ranbir ko bigwigs se role bhik mang na par raha hai
REPLY 5 2 months ago
Anonymous : I a sure you are talking about Katrina
REPLY 3 2 months ago
Anonymous : Hate is spread by Kangana and her PR sister Rangoli and not by Kat PR.
REPLY 1 2 months ago
Anonymous : Film me Ranbir hai ranveer nahi. And both are brilliant actors.
REPLY 2 2 months ago
Anonymous : Ranveer is also doing meetings with SLB
REPLY 24 2 months ago
Anonymous : DEEPIKA & RANVEER.
REPLY 46 2 months ago
Anonymous : SLB is so static. He can no longer think outside the box. Sad.
REPLY 26 2 months ago
Anonymous : I don’t get why she is so over rated. She can hardly express at all. Baffles me how she is the no1 actress currently.
REPLY 23 2 months ago
Anonymous : First go and learn the meaning of overrated the come to comment on PV. I can't get why people like you are so jealous and obsessed with Deepika. She is no 1 actress because she is talented. Jealous idiot now go back to your home. Pv post
REPLY 8 2 months ago
Anonymous : Yes Kangana we know you are over rated
REPLY 8 2 months ago
Anonymous : Hagna bots spreading negativity against deepu Queen.
REPLY 7 2 months ago
Anonymous : Is not she 35 years old? She needs to stop her PR.
REPLY 13 2 months ago
Anonymous : So what if she is 35? Almost every actor has PR. WHAT'S UR PRLM.?
REPLY 6 2 months ago
Anonymous : I hope he takes Ranveer and not Ranbir
REPLY 44 2 months ago
Anonymous : I want Varun Dhawan in this film. Never saw him and Deepika together. #VarDeep
REPLY 1 2 months ago
Anonymous : O please no. SRK and DP are best.
REPLY 2 2 months ago
Anonymous : Srk and DP already in pathan. Waiting for Varun Deepika collab since 2016.
REPLY 1 2 months ago
Anonymous : No SRK no Varun. DEEPIKA WITH SIDDHARTH
REPLY 2 2 months ago
Anonymous : Son chidiya 2.0. Ha ha
REPLY 7 2 months ago
Anonymous : I want to see SRK and Ash in a romantic SLB film.
REPLY 15 2 months ago
Anonymous : Devdas, and Ash is worst actor, more worst than deepika
REPLY 4 2 months ago
Anonymous : How about Dilip Saab and Waheeda jee.
REPLY 0 2 months ago
Anonymous : May be in near future
REPLY 3 2 months ago
Anonymous : Dilip Saab can't work now. He is aged.
REPLY 2 2 months ago
Anonymous : Deepika PR is in full swing again
REPLY 20 2 months ago
Anonymous : This is real news and not PR.
REPLY 4 2 months ago
Anonymous : She’s not fierce enough and lacks the acting skills for the role.
REPLY 16 2 months ago
Anonymous : I agree, not suitable
REPLY 3 2 months ago
Anonymous : Deepika is fire. Her acting chops are amazing
REPLY 5 2 months ago
Anonymous : ...and her PR train has started again. This woman is disgusting
REPLY 15 2 months ago
Anonymous : It's himesh. Reliable source (Film journalist) 10 me se 8 news Sach hoti hai uski
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Anonymous : Hopefully will bring back Bollywood to it's own feet
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