Not Aishwarya, Priyanka to perform in 'Ram Leela'

Finally the mystery is revealed for the special song of ‘Ram Leela’. It was rumored earlier that Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted to have a special dance song in his movie. For that, he shortlisted a number of leading heroines of Bollywood. It was rumored that Aishwarya Rai might perform on this special number. Aishwarya has been the favorite heroine of Sanjay Leela and he has casted her in a number of movies. But it is now revealed that Aishwarya is not doing this song. However, Aishwarya did confirm meeting Sanjay. She said, “We did meet. Please wait for an official announcement which will be made soon.”

The song has been bagged by none other than the hot and sexy Priyanka Chopra. Priyanka will be seen in a dance number shaking a leg with the lead actor of this movie, Ranveer Singh.

The filming of the said item number will begin next week. The shooting will take place at the Film city in Mumbai. Designer Anju Modi designed the costumes for the lead actress of the movie, Deepika Padukone. Anju has been roped in again to design costumes for Priyanka for the special dance song.

A source close to Priyanka said, "Bhansali met Priyanka two months ago to discuss the song in detail. Priyanka loved the idea but dates were a concern as she is also shooting for ‘Gunday’ and ‘Mary Kom’ simultaneously.”

It seems that Priyanka has finally taken out time for this song.

Talking about the meeting between Aishwarya and Sanjay Leela, the source said, “Bhansali likes to meet a lot of people before he finalizes anyone. But it looks like he has something bigger planned for Aishwarya, may be a different film altogether.”

Before Aishwarya, Madhuri was also considered for the item dance in ‘Ram Leela’.

Before the name of the lucky actress was confirmed, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had said, “All the rumours surrounding who has been approached for the special song are utterly ridiculous and nowhere close to true...We have already finalised a very big name and we will be shortly making an announcement of the same. Hope this puts rumours to rest.”

Also, a source close to Aishwarya Rai had said, “At the moment Aaradhya (Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan's daughter) is Ash's one and only priority. Yes, she is slowly looking at scripts again, and some very good ones. But you know what? She gets tempted, and then again she decides now is not the time. She doesn't want to miss out a single moment in Aaradhya's growing-up years.”