It is Ranveer Singh in and as Baiju Bawra in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s version of the musical saga earlier filmed by Vikram Bhatt’s grandfather the distinguished Vijay Bhatt.
Ranveer Singh is the only choice There were reports that Ranbir Kapoor has said no Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s proposed musical love story Baiju Bawra.Sources close to Bhansali are amused and infuriated by these reports. “Ranbir has never been offered Baiju Bawra.So where is the question of saying no to it? The only time Ranbir turned down a role in a Bhansali film was when he was offered Guzaarish. Bhansali offered him the role that was eventually played by Aditya Roy Kapoor. Ranbir had a valid reason for turning it down. He told Bhansali, ‘How can I play a supporting role to Hrithik Roshan? It will typecast me as supporting actor.’ And that was that.”
About the casting of Baiju Bawra the source close to Bhansali productions says, “It is Ranveer Singh who was being seriously considered for the part. Bhansali’s focus was on the casting of Heera Mandi. But now since erroneous information on the male casting of Baiju Bawra was being leaked out,Bhansali has decided to announce Ranveer Singh in the ambitious grand musical’s title role.”