Heard this? Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Baiju Bawra’ to clash with muse Deepika Padukone’s ‘Mahabharat’
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a maverick and there’s no doubt about it. Getting an opportunity to work with him is like a dream come true for any actor. After ‘Padmaavat’, Bhansali had announced ‘Inshallah’ starring Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt. Unfortunately, the film has been put on hold after Salman walked out of it.
Soon after that, Bhansali announced that he will be making ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ with Alia playing the titular role. On Sunday, Bhansali’s production house announced yet another magnum opus ‘Baiju Bawra’. Now that’s indeed great news for everyone, however, the film will be clashing with Deepika Padukone‘s recently announced film ‘Mahabharat’. So that means it will be Bhansali Vs Padukone in Diwali 2021.
Sanjay and Deepika together have given us three of the best films of their career namely – ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela’, ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and ‘Padmaavat’. So the clash of their ambitious projects at the box-office is obviously raising many eye-brows. Interestingly the makers of ‘Mahabharat’ had announced their film’s release date on October 25. So it’s Bhansali who has decided to lock horns with Deepika’s film by releasing ‘Baiju Bawra’ on the same day.
BIGGG NEWS… Deepika Padukone to enact the part of #Draupadi in #Mahabharat… Deepika has teamed up with Madhu Mantena to produce the film… Will be made in multiple parts, with the first one slated for release in #Diwali2021.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 25, 2019
The above announcement was followed by Bhansali’s as his production house shared the following post.
— BhansaliProductions (@bhansali_produc) October 27, 2019
While the subject of both ‘Mahabharat’ and ‘Baiju Bawra’ are poles apart, but both of them are big-ticket films so their clash would mean a loss for either of them. Now it has to be seen if any of the film’s makers decide to avoid the clash and announce a new release date.
Until then you guys stay tuned for more such interesting updates.