Actor Ranveer Singh seems to be in a quandary about choosing between ‘Shuddhi’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’. Both filmmakers want to cast him and Deepika Padukone in their films, and both have announced the same release date for their films, even though the actor is yet to sign on the dotted line.
Sources say that Ranveer Singh, who has returned from Delhi after completing a shoot for his film ‘Kill Dill’, has had several round of talks with both Karan Johar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
An industry source says, “Bhansali wants to start shooting for the film in November. But at the same time, shooting for ‘Shuddhi’ will also be on. This means that if Ranveer commits to doing ‘Shuddhi’, he will not be able to shoot for ‘Bajirao Mastani’. Besides, he is required to shave off his head for the latter film.”
Girlfriend Deepika Padukone is facing a similar problem too. The actress is keen on doing both films but clashing dates are an issue. Sources say that Bhansali doesn’t want to offer Mastani’s role to anyone else.
“Bhansali is willing to factor in her dates for Shuddhi and work around his film’s dates as per her availability. This would be sometime in March, but he wants to wait for her,” says the source.
When contacted, Ranveer Singh’s spokesperson refused to comment. Deepika Padukone, Karan Johar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali remained unavailable for comment.