Sanjay Leela Bhansali Announces New Film after Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi
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Sanjay Leela Bhansali Announces New Film after Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi

Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be helming a film called Baiju Bawra which will release on Diwali 2021 after his next outing, Gangubai Kathiawadi

Bollywood’s ace filmmaker, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has a vast number of hits under his belt. He made his directorial debut with 1996’s Khamoshi: The Musical and later, made some of the most memorable films such as Hum Dil De Chuke SanamDevdasBajirao Mastani and his last one being Padmaavat. Ever since the 2018 film, fans of Bhansali have been eagerly waiting for his next project. Initially, there was an announcement made by Sanjay of a film called Inshaallah starring Alia Bhatt and Salman Khan, however the latter pulled out and the project was indefinitely shelved. Sanjay then confirmed his upcoming venture, titled Gangubai Kathiawadi starring Alia and has now announced yet another project.

After Ganubai Kathiawadi, Sanjay will be helming a musical saga called Baiju Bawra. The film will release in cinemas across the world on 2021. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news on his Twitter account. He wrote, “After the release of Gangubai Kathiawadi on September 11, 2020, Sanjay Leela Bhansali to make his most ambitious film project titled Baiju Bawra – revenge story of a maverick maestro.” Even Sanjay’s production banner, Bhansali Productions confirmed the news and tweeted, “On this auspicious day, we are delighted to make your Diwali happier by announcing our next endeavor, Baiju Bawra.”

In 1952, a film of the same name was released which was directed by Vijay Bhatt. The story of the classic revolved around a character named Baiju – an unknown singer who is on a mission to defeat Tansen in a musical duel to avenge the death of his father. The original film starred Bharat Bhushan as Baiju and Meena Kumari as his love interest, Gauri, in the lead. However, no announcements on who will play the main roles in Sanjay’s film have been made yet. Fans will have to wait to find out more details.

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By Shaheera Anwar
A multimedia journalist who keeps a keen eye on the latest happenings in the world of entertainment and often writes reviews along with opinion pieces on some of the most-talked-about debates