Bald Ranveer to romance Deepika Padukone in ‘Bajirao Mastani’

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is keen to repeat his ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela-Ram Leela’ co-stars, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh for his dream project, ‘Bajirao Mastani’. It is heard that Ranveer will shave off his head to get into the skin of the character of ‘Bajirao’.  "He is in advance talks for the film. Till things are finalised we cannot say anything," Ranveer's spokesperson told PTI.

Bajirao was a great Maratha emperor. He is credited with expansion of Maratha Empire. Bhansali has been planning to make ‘Bajirao Mastani’ for the past 15 years soon after the release of blockbuster ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Salman Khan but the project shelved due to the couple animosity.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali waited long to get the exes together again but things did not turn out positive and the duo never patched up. Bhansali doesn’t want the project to go without making and at one point of time, he even decided to make the film with Kareena Kapoor’s cousin Shivani Kapoor and Salman Khan but it also did not work out.

Several names like Shahrukh Khan, Ajay Devgn and the latest Hrithik Roshan for the lead hero was tabled but finally the meaty project went to Ranveer Singh who had a great working rapport with Bhansali.  

Off late it was reported that Sanjay has roped in Bollywood Deepika Padukone and the Greek God of Bollywood Hrithik Roshan for the film but now the latest report is doing all the round that it is a Ranveer opposite Deepika.

‘Bajirao Mastani’ is based on the love story of the Maratha general Peshwa Bajirao and his Muslim-origin wife Mastani, who faced the rage of the society due to their inter-religion love and marriage. Their marriage reportedly led to a crisis within the royal family.

Hope, Deepika and Ranveer would create a new history  and mesmerize the audience with their sizzling chemistry yet again.