Last week, there were reports that Arjun Rampal has been roped in to play a pivotal role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, Bajirao Mastani featuring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. The latest we hear is that Arjun has lost out on the significant role. And his loss has been Milind Soman’s gain.
Bajirao Mastani, which is touted as Bhansali’s dream project, is reportedly going on floors this November with first schedule being planned in the forests and valleys of Chambal. However, BC has learnt through sources that Rampal would not be part of the project because of his unavailability on the required dates. Considering that, the makers have zeroed in on Milind Soman to play the same role which, sources added, is nothing less than a parallel lead.
Arjun was in news recently for all the wrong reasons lately. Firstly, he was at the receiving end of rumours about causing rift between Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Roshan’s marriage and secondly, his movie Roy also starring Ranbir Kapoor has been indefinitely postponed.
Bajirao Mastani is a period costume drama and the role that was supposed to be played by Rampal would have been a role of a lifetime for the actor. But we hope Sanjay’s decision to cast the out-of-work actor Milind Soman would be his right decision. But SLB doesn’t need to worry coz his film has two hottest actors – Ranveer and Deepika, who are reportedly dating each other. Now that’s Bajirao Mastani USP no?