Baiju Bawra: Deepika Padukone no longer part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali film due to THIS reason?

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Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali announced his movie Baiju Bawra a long time back. Recently, reports stated that Ranveer Singh is a part of this SLB’s musical love story. Fans of Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone have been eagerly waiting to see them sharing the same screen together in Sanjay’s film. Ranveer-Deepika worked with the filmmaker in Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani, and Padmaavat. But now it seems that Deepika won’t be part of Baiju Bawra.

As per a report in Bollywood Hungama, it is due to the remuneration Deepika has apparently charged, she is not part of the movie. A source told the portal that Deepika wants the same remuneration as her husband. Not a penny more, not a penny less but Bhansali has turned down her request for pay parity.

A source close to Bhansali Productions said that in a way, it works out for the better. “Four Ranveer – Deepika films in a row from Sanjay Leela Bhansali would have been excessive, don’t you think?”, it said.

The gender pay gap in Bollywood has always been there. We have always seen that our heroes get more paid than our heroines and many actresses have also raised their voices against it. Recently, there was a huge hullabaloo when Kareena Kapoor Khan reportedly asked for Rs. 12 crores to play the role of Sita in Alaukik Desai’s film adaptation of the Hindu epic, Ramayan.

Talking about Baiju Bawra, it is Vijay Bhatt’s 1952 mega-hit starring Bharat Bhushan and Meena Kumari. It went on to become not only the second biggest grosser of the year but was also the eighth biggest hit of the 1950s.

Now, as Deepika is not part of the movie, let’s see whom Sanjay Leela Bhansali cast for the lead female role. Till then you guys stay tuned to this space.

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