Sanjay Leela Bhansali is currently busy working on his next – Baiju Bawra which features Alia Bhatt in the lead.Sanjay Leela Bhansali is currently busy working on his next – Baiju Bawra which features Alia Bhatt in the lead. It’s for the first time that SLB is directing a full-fledged musical since it is a story about two singers Tansen and Baiju.
Opening up about the project, Bhansali calls Baiju Bawra the biggest challenge of his career. He said, “I am not even thinking of the colossal music Naushad saab did in Baiju Bawra in 1952. It is impossible to scale those heights. Who can sound as pristine and sublime as Lataji did in Mohe Bhool Gaye Saawariya and Bachpan Ki Mohabbat' in the earlier Baiju Bawra? There can never be another singer like Lataji. But I will continue to look for echoes of her voice in all the female singers I work with,”
Interestingly, the filmmaker started composing music for his own films ever since Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram-Leela. Latest reports suggest that he's planning to introduce a new voice with the film. Stay tuned for more updates on the same.
Ayushmann Khurrana is currently flying high on the success of his last release Bala. The actor has been on a great run at the box-office ever since Andhadhun last year which was followed by Badhaai Ho, Article 15, Dream Girl and now Bala. Bala also marks the seventh consecutive hit at the box-office for Ayushmann.
Yesterday, the film’s collection amounted to Rs 1.35 crore making the total to Rs 100.15 crore at the domestic box office. This news came a day after Bala crossing the Rs.150 crore make worldwide. Bhumi Pednekar shared her excitement over the same with a tweet that read, “#Bala crosses another milestone. And it's a big one! So tonight's the time to celebrate the success with the team! Soda, pani nimbu ke saath kya piyenge aaj? #DineshVijan @amarkaushik @ayushmannk @yamigautam @MaddockFilms @JioCinema @jiostudios.”
The film is helmed by 'Stree' director Amar Kaushik and produced by Dinesh Vijan. Along with Ayushmann and Bhumi, the film also stars Yami Gautam, Javed Jaffery, Abhishek Banerjee and Saurabh Shukla in lead.