Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who recently received National Award for Best Director for his magnum opus Bajirao Mastani (2015) is ready with his next directorial, which will be based on Alauddin Khilji, the second ruler of the Khilji dynasty. Khilji was known for his obsessive love towards Padmavati, the queen of Mewar. So, there will be another historic love story to be directed by Bhansali.
Bhansali’s last directorial venture Bajirao Mastani was a blockbuster film and so much appreciated by the audience. This Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone starrer film was not only stormed the box office with the record collections around the world but also out shined other films of the year in almost all the award ceremonies including National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards and Screen Awards.
After this stellar show, people have been waiting for him to announce his next and we have got this news from some closed sources that Bhansali has made his mind to make his next on Khilji dynasty. We all know his love about the historical characters and this time he chooses the second ruler of this Khilji dynasty. Reportedly, Prakash Kapadia, who had earlier co-written the script of Devdas (2002), Black (2005), Saawariya (2007) and Bajirao Mastani with Sanjay, will be again collaborated with him and will be penned down another memorable film.
For the past four months, Bhansali had been busy to line up his upcoming projects as a producer including Gustakhiyan, which will be a biographic film on renowned poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi. Irrfan Khan will play the lead role in the film. There is another film, that will be produced by him is musical love story titled Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein Khayal Aata Hai introducing veteran actor Vinod Khanna’s son Sakshi.
However, Sanjay hasn’t finalize the name of the main leads in this directorial on Khilji but the searching is on and within a few days, the picture will be cleared about this big question. Recently, actress Shraddha Kapoor has shared his desire to work with Bhansali and who knows, her name would also be in his mind due to her recent success.
According to the sources, this next film of Sanjay Leela Bhansali is planning to hit the screens on December, 15, 2017.