Those of us who remember Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s planned filmed Bajirao Mastani announced way back in 2003 may recall that it was going to star Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor, but the movie never panned out over the years and SLB went on to make Black, Saawariya and Guzaarish. The exciting buzz on the Bolly block is that the project is being re-started with a brand new coup of a cast.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is known to be one of SLB’s favourite actresses and her new motherhood is not stopping her from signing on new films. And so who will be the lucky Bajirao to Ash’s Mastani? None other than the King Khan himself Shahrukh Khan! SRK has been approached and is giving the project some serious consideration. After the trio worked together in the critically acclaimed box office success Devdas in 2002 they will reunite after ten years. Fans will be clamouring to see Ash and SRK on-screen together again recalling the dreamy Mohabbatein and sizzling item number ‘Ishq Kamina’.
Shooting is planned to begin in the middle of next year, giving Aishwarya an appropriate amount of time to spend with Beti B before work resumes. Husband and new father Abhishek Bachchan is very supportive, encouraging Ash to get back into tip-top shape post-birth before she faces cameras once again and has hired a trainer for wifey dearest.
We at Bollyspice are excited at the prospects and ensure to bring you all the latest goss as more details are revealed.