Kareena replaced by Priyanka in Bhansali’s next

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a name to reckon with in the Bollywood film industry. He is not only a recognized director in India but also acclaimed worldwide. Bhansali is widely believed to be the true successor of the legendary Raj Kapoor, in Bollywood tinsel town. Therefore, it is no wonder that actors and technicians alike are eager and feel honored to be a part of his projects. As according to the grape vines, the actress Kareena Kapoor called Bhansali a few days back. She was interested to be a part of the star cast in Bhansali’s next big flick, named ‘Ram Leela’.

It was unofficial but confirmed news that Bebo will be the heroine in ‘Ram Leela’. However, things changed soon and Bollywood woke up to the news that Kareena was replaced in the project. Our very own dusky beauty Priyanka Chopra has replaced Bebo in the project. An insider of the ‘Ram Leela’ project confirmed that, “We aren’t aware of the exact reasons why, but Priyanka has been roped in by Mr Bhansali. Although no one is ready to divulge details yet, Priyanka was confirmed for the role a couple of days back.”

Though no one is sure about the exact reasons for Kareena’s ouster, speculations are rife that her wedding with Saif Ali Khan on October 16 is the factor that led Bhansali to take the decision. The director wishes to shoot ‘Ram Leela’ at a stretch and to do so he needs bulk dates from the actress. However, Kareena is naturally not comfortable to commit bulk dates for the movie since she needs to prepare for the marriage event as well.

The insider added, “Whatever the case, Priyanka has been chosen because Bhansali wanted a completely fresh pairing. Priyanka is also excited because it’s one of Bhansali’s most prestigious projects. It’s an author-backed role. It will be quite a challenge for her since Bhansali wants his actors to prepare extensively before shooting begins.”

Priyanka is at present spending her vacation in Europe. She will start preparing for her role as soon as she is back in Mumbai. Actor Ranveer Singh will play the lead actor in the movie. On approaching the master film maker Bhansali about his upcoming project, he quoted, “It’s a full-on masala movie and is in the Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999 ) space. I am going to have a blast. Plus, with 11 songs and great locales, I feel the chemistry between Ranveer and Kareena is going to rock.”