We all know that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani was to be made 15 years ago with Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rani Mukerji. However, due to Salman and Ash’s break-up, the film went on a back-burner. Then there have been reports about Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Katrina Kaif, etc being a part of the film. Recently, Salman also revealed that he and Kareena had done a photo session for the film. And now, the film has been finally made with Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.
In the recent past, there are two films which have been in news for its cast and it looks like they are following the foot-steps of Bajirao Mastani. We are talking about Shuddhi and Durga Rani Singh.
Let’s first talk about Shuddhi. The movie was announced nearly two years ago with Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor Khan. Hrithik opted out of the film and even Kareena decided not to be a part of it. Then there were reports of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone doing the film. But, then it was said that both the actors opted for Bajirao Mastani instead of Shuddhi. Then finally, Salman was roped in for Shuddhi and we thought at least now the shooting of the film will start. But, that didn’t happen. Few months ago, Karan Johar once again announced the film with Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt and stated that it will be releasing around Diwali 2016. However, recently Varun stated that the film is not happening in 2016. Uff! I am tired of writing. Anyway, moving further. Recently there were reports that the film has been shelved and now, there is no development on the film.
Now let’s figure out about Sujoy Ghosh’s Durga Rani Singh. After Kahaani we all were excited to know what Sujoy will do next. It was announced that the director’s next will be Durga Rani Singh. The first choice for the role was Vidya Balan, but the actress refused to be a part of the film. Then Kangana Ranaut was offered the movie, but even she rejected it. It was also heard that Kareena Kapoor Khan was offered the movie, but she too turned down the offer. Finally, this year in Cannes, when Ash revealed that she is doing a Sujoy Ghosh movie, everyone started speculating. The director had also announced another flick, a movie based on The Devotion Of Suspect X. Finally, just few days ago, Ash revealed that she is doing two films of Sujoy – Durga Rani Singh and The Devotion Of Suspect X. However, Sujoy didn’t confirm Ash’s statement. And then, now once again we hear that Vidya is back in Durga Rani Singh. Oh God! It’s so confusing. It seems to be like a suspense thriller. Who will be Durga Rani Singh?
Well, we really hope that Shuddhi and Durga Rani Singh soon go on floors and Bajirao Mastani history is not repeated.