After being involved in a long discussion with the actor last week, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has reportedly decided to shelve his upcoming directorial Gustakhiyan for his next film with Shah Rukh Khan.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is presently working on Padmavati that features Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in the lead role is having a race with time to complete these films as soon as possible to roll out his next film with Shah Rukh Khan. However, after the exit of Priyanka Chopra from Gustakhiyan, the director is planning to shelve the movie.
Reports state that Bhansali is going to drop Gustakhiyan and directly jump to working with Shah Rukh Khan right away after Padmavati. The actor and the director have already had the discussion regarding the movie. Things have been made clear from both sides that they want to make a movie with each other. Thus, a good news for fans of the pair is that they might start working on the movie sooner than they thought.
Previously, a report in Hindustan Times stated that SRK might play the role of Sahir Ludhianvi in SLB’s next film. The report stated:
“It was in Red Chillies (before), then Bhansali took it over. Jasneet is the writer. I really liked the story but we have not confirmed it. Sanjay is supposed to meet me now. I think I’ll meet him after Raees if he is free from Padmavati. He has a couple of stories and one of them is Sahir Ludhianvi. I heard it two years ago when it wasn’t with Sanjay.”
King Khan met with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the talks are done. It would be amazing to see the actor become a part of SLB’s next especially after the debacle of his previous movie Jab Harry Met Sejal that heavily tanked at the Indian box office. However, now with the addition of this film, the actor has two big films lined up ahead of him. One of them is his upcoming movie with Aanand L. Rai that features Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles.
On the other hand, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next film Padmavati is slated to release in November this year. It is a multi-starrer period drama movie. Nevertheless, are you excited to watch Sanjay Leela Bhansali and SRK light up the big screen together? Share your opinion in the comments section. Also, stay updated with UMD for latest Bollywood news and box office collection information.