Shahrukh to play Bajirao in Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’

The casting of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s dream project ‘Bajirao Mastani’ is in the advance stage and if the source is to be believed then most likely Shahrukh Khan will play the dynamic and influential character of ‘Bajirao’. Ajay Devgn was also under consideration for the role but according to an insider, it is Shahrukh who finally bagged the project.

Shahrukh Khan worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in ‘Devdas’ and during the shooting there was some indifference on the set but it was a story of the past and today they bonds very well and willing to work together again. The filmmaker had a talk with him and he showed his interest.

Katrina Kaif will Mastani and Katrina Kaif will play Bajirao's wife Kashibai. "Apparently, Bhansali has had a word with both Deepika and Katrina. The girls have shown tremendous interest," says the source. Sanjay wanted to make the film 14 years ago with his ‘Hum Dil De Chuke’ stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Salman Khan but due to Salman and Ash’s fall-out, the project was shelved.

He is very happy that his dream project is taking shape after long years and Sanjay who is busy with Mary Kom biopic with Priyanka Chopra will work on the project very soon.

Eros international will finance the high budget movie. Added the source, "Eros and Bhansali have had a fabulous working relationship during Ram Leela. Their collaboration on Bajirao Mastani will strengthen their association."

It things go as per plan then very soon we will get to see the combination of the trio Katrina, Deepika and Shahrukh in ‘Bajirao Mastani’.