EXCLUSIVE: Will Alia Bhatt romance Hrithik Roshan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah now?

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Alia Bhatt were all set to team up for the first time with Inshallah, that would have also been the actress’ maiden venture opposite Salman Khan. But luck had its way and the film fell through. SLB and Salman had a major fallout, post which the filmmaker decided to make his other ambitious film Gangubai Kathiawadi with Alia. Now, almost two years later, we hear that the maverick director is on the verge of reviving the same project.

A source says, “SLB wants to make Inshallah now. On one hand, he’s planning Heera Mandi as a big web series now and on the other, he wants to mount a film like Inshallah before Baiju Bawra because it’s more modern and has a contemporary take on love. In fact, it’s a story of mature romance brewing between a young girl and a much older guy. That’s why Salman and Alia fit the part. Then, he planned to make it with Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone. But they are doing two back to back films and he doesn’t want his film to suffer.”

 

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So now, we hear he already has the cast on his mind. “He has spoken to Hrithik to replace Salman. Hrithik has liked the idea but knowing him, he will take his own time to sign on the dotted line. On the other hand, SLB is extremely pleased with Alia’s professionalism and given that Alia stood by him through the difficult times, he now wants Hrithik and Alia opposite each other for the first time ever.”

 

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If this works out, it will indeed be the biggest casting coup of all times.

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