The forever graceful, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, has always been Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s first choice to play the leading lady in his films. And why not? Her beauty and Bhansali’s imagination perfectly complement each other. Be it ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, ‘Devdas’ or ‘Guzaarish’, together they have created timeless films. This magical duo has not worked together since 2010 and since then, Deepika Padukone has become an irreplaceable part of Bhansali’s films.
The truth is, Bhansali was deeply interested to work with Aishwarya again, but things didn’t happen the way he wanted.
Aishwariya Rai’s recent release ‘Fanney Khan‘ has not been praised much, and everyone is still wondering when we would see her back in a Bhansali project. During her interaction with the media, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan shared some past secrets that made her exit ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and even the grand ‘Padmaavat‘.
It is clear that Salman and Aishwarya were supposed to do ‘Bajirao Mastani’ post their hit, ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ but due to their bad breakup, they couldn’t work together. Thus, Aishwarya wanted Bhansali to find a new ‘Bajirao’ for her. She revealed:
“Bajirao Mastani we were supposed to do together. He didn’t get the Bajirao for me. So, at the end of the day, you need to see the casting. If the casting is not happening, then sometimes, it doesn’t come together. The intention is always there to work together, but it didn’t happen. “
Previously, with film ‘Padmaavat,’, there was no ‘Khilji’ to cast alongside her. She added:
“The person he saw to play Khilji with me playing Padmaavat did not happen. We both loved working with each other, so let’s see, whenever it is meant to be.”
I think we can clearly guess that her disinterest in working with Salman forced her to exit both these great films. Since Salman is too busy being a ‘Tiger’ nowadays, we wish to see new actor alongside Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Maybe Ranbir Kapoor. Is this casting too muskhil?
Bhansali sir, do take notice.