Priyanka Chopra has replaced Kareena Kapoor in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela.
The costume designer of the film, Anju Modi, confirmed the news to the media. The designer told the media, “I am designing for Priyanka, Supriya Pathak and to some extent Ranveer Singh. I was supposed to design for Kareena, but now it’s Priyanka. Both are divas and I’m equally excited.”
Sabyasachi Mukherjee, who worked with Bhansali on the film Black, was originally in talks to design the costumes for the movie but Bhansali chose Anju Modi. Ram Leela will be the first time Anju Modi works on a Bollywood film.
Priyanka Chopra will play the female lead opposite Ranveer Singh. The romantic film is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s take on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet and is set to release in 2013.