The one star who is most affected by Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s decision to work with Salman Khan again is Ranveer Singh. After doing three back-to-back blockbusters, Ranveer was all set to work a fourth time with Bhansali. “They had discussed a project. We aren’t sure if it ’s the same one that Salman Khan is doing. But Mr Bhansali and Ranveer Singh had definitely talked about a fourth film together. Now, this….,” a source close to the development trails off.
But according to a source close to Bhansali, the project that Bhansali is doing with Salman was not offered to Ranveer. “They’ve no doubt discussed another project together.
But it isn’t the one that Bhansali is making with Salman in the lead. The one with Salman was always meant for Salman alone or no one at all.”
Be as it might, Ranveer though, “understandably hurt and betrayed” is far from rattled.
“Ranveer had two blockbusters Padmaavat and Simmba in 2018. He already has big hit Gully Boy in 2019 and one more potential blockbuster Karan Johar’s Kalank coming up in two months. He isn’t going to sit around moping over losing the next Bhansali film.” Says the source.
One of the reasons why Sanjay Bhansali has decided to change his leading man is because of Ranveer’s enthusiastic ratification of every director he works with.
“Sanjay Bhansali’s Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat turned Ranveer from a star to a superstar. But Ranveer was heard praising Rohit Shetty and Zoya Akhtar with equal fervour. Deepika on the other has remained steadfast in her loyal appreciation of what Bhansali has done for her career,” says a source close to Bhansali.