Ranveer Singh to play singer in Bhansali’s Baiju Bawra?

Sanjay Leela Bhansali recently announced his magnum opus Baiju Bawra which is a revenge story of the maverick maestro. He that he will start working on the film after completing Gangubai Kathiawadi which has Alia Bhatt in the lead.

Now, reports state Ranveer Singh has been brought on board to play the titular role. The actor has previously collaborated with SLB for the films like Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ramleela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat. All the films scored huge at the box office. And it seems they are gearing for another massive hit.

A source was quoted as saying by Free Press Journal: “While Gangubai Kathiawadi is more of a dark emotional, action drama of the world of brothels, crime, dons and rich men who visit the world of brothels, Baiju Bawra is a pure musical and a dramatized version of the story of the uniquely talented singer Baiju Bawra.

Baiju Bawra is about a young and extremely talented dhrupad singer-composer by the same name, who challenged composer, musician and Hindustani classical vocalist Tansen, to a singing duel, to avenge the death of his musician father, at the court of Mughal Emperor Akbar. When Tansen’s sentries tries to stop Baiju’s father from singing, and he dies in the struggle, he makes the young Baiju promise to take revenge against Tansen.

Meanwhile, Ranveer Singh is awaiting the release of his next film ’83. Also featuring Deepika Padukone in a brief role, the movie chronicles Indian cricket team’s unprecedented victory against West Indies in the 1983 World Cup tournament. Directed by Kabir Khan, ’83 releases on 10 April, 2020.

It’s to Bhansali’s credit that he is choosing to direct two projects in stark contrast to the other. And the filmmaker has offered the lead and title role of the young Baiju Bawra to Ranveer Singh. Who else can play the passionate, emotional, deeply vengeful and yet intensely romantic Baiju, than Ranveer?”

Ever since Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Leela Bhansali met last week, to discuss three projects – Baiju Bawra, Gangubai Kathiawadi and Immortals of Melhua, the film industry has been agog with rumours about which the star will take up. While many assumed Devgn had given his nod to playing the title role in Baiju Bawra, apparently that was not the case.