Bollywood’s Singham Ajay Devgn was offered mega budget movie Bajirao Mastani by director-producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali. However, Ajay who has earlier worked with Sanjay Leela in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, declined the offer.
Ajay is riding high on the success of his recent political-action flick Singham Returns which has already entered 100 Cr club of Bollywood, explains why he declined Bajirao Mastani.
“I was approached for the lead role. But we couldn’t agree on the terms and conditions,dates, money everything.” says Ajay.
Apparently, Sanjay wanted Ajay to allot 200 days for the shooting of Bajirao Mastani which Ajay didn’t agree too as Ajay also wants to work on his own directional debut Shivay. However, Sanjay Leela Bhansali gives a different excuse to the media. Sanjay clarifies, “Ajay was dropped because he finds the character named Bajirao similar to his Singham character.”
When asked, Ajay laughs, “What you are saying is something I am hearing for the first time. While Singham Returns has released now, Sanjay’s film will release in December next year so there’s a lot of time for people to forget about Bajirao Singham. What is wrong about admitting that we disagreed on the terms and conditions? Let’s be honest about that. Even I can make better excuses!”
Seems like Sanjay Leela needs to learn and be honest from the media about the truth regarding his films. He definitely doesn’t need negative publicity!
Bajirao Mastani is an upcoming mega budget movie to be directed and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and will star Ram-Leela couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone along with Priyanka Chopra. It is a period romance movie and the actresses will play wives of Ranveer.
Reportedly, Bajirao Mastani is the costliest movie ever made in Bollywood with a whooping 120cr budget. Quite interesting facts and starcast of the movie are the reasons audience awaits this movie!
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