There has been a campaign to ban the 18th-century-set romance Bajirao Mastani in India on grounds that it misrepresents history
Last year we had revealed to you that Anand L Rai is planning a new film but he wanted to work with a new actress and not Kangana Ranaut. He met up with Deepika Padukone quite a few times and the reports started coming in that the duo plan to make a film together. However, none of the parties agreed. However, later on in the year, Anand L Rai announced his next as Happy Bhaag Jayegi starring Diana Penty and Abhay Deol. And so the reports about Deepika and Anand L Rai teaming up died down.
But, hold your breath guys, as some good news is coming your way! It seems that Anand L Rai had discussed a film with Deepika and she wanted to resume the talks only after Bajirao Mastani. So now that the film is done, the new year has gone by and the pretty has celebrated her birthday, Deepika is all set to start work again and she will pair up with real life boyfriend Ranveer Singh in the Tanu Weds Manu Returns director’s next.
According to a highly placed source, Ranveer has stepped in as the lead in director Anand L Rai’s next movie. The movie is also going to star Deepika Padukone opposite Ranveer. And the big news is that this role was first offered to Salman Khan, then Shah Rukh Khan. Another Bajirao Mastani like sitaution, we guess! Let’s see if this is the final choice and it reaps as much appreciation as he got for Bajirao Mastani!