Sanjay Leela Bhansali selects Deepika over Priyanka

Finally director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has found her heroine for his movie ‘Ram Leela’.  Deepika Padukone is the chosen one. In a recent interview an aide close to Sanjay said he wanted an A-list heroine to do his movie. He wanted an actress who was fair and unmarried to play the role of “Juliet” in the movie.

He had approached actress Katrina Kaif for the role but she was too busy with her schedule. Bebo is busy about planning the event to tie the knot with long time beau Saif Ali Khan. Deepika was approached after Kareena decided to disassociate herself from the movie.  The marriage which was supposed to be on October 16th has been delayed there after. This is the second time Deepika has beaten Kareena to get a role, the last being ‘Chennai Express’. In this movie she is cast opposite Shahrukh Khan.

The next person on the list was Priyanka Chopra. But apparently Sanjay wasn’t too keen in casting her in his movie and he turned to Deepika Padukone. Deepika was the only one with dates available for his magnum opus. It is being rumored that piggy chops lost to dippy because of her complexion.

Deepika adjusted her dates. She was supposed to be part of a movie under the joint production of Ekta Kapoor and Karan Johar. But the movie got delayed; hence she decided to do Bhansali’s film.

The story of ‘Ram Leela’ is said to be an adaption of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Its cast also includes Ranveer Singh and Supriya Pathak. The detail of the story has not been revealed yet.  Sanjay Leela Bhansali is also producing the movie. As always the sets for the movie are going to be elegant.  The movie is said to be shot in the interior locations of Gujarat.

The costumes for the movie will be designed to reflect the traditions of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Sanjay has roped in Delhi based designer Anju Modi. Sabyasachi Mukherjee was first touted to be the costume designer. He was the costume designer for Bhansali’s film Black. But Sanjay this time tried to go for traditional ethnic wear. Anju Modi was perfect for that. She said that she was happy to be working with the iconic director and would be designing costumes for Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh. She was not aware at that time that Priyanka will not be a part of the movie.