SLB’s ‘Baiju Bawra’ will reportedly be a remake of 1952 musical blockbuster by the same name, starring Meena Kumari, Bharat Bhushan, and Surendra in the lead. It remains to be seen as to who will be cast finally in this entertainer. Interestingly, the filmmaker has already worked with Alia on ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’. The period drama is slated for release in February 2022 and stars a special cameo by Ajay Devgn.
Announcing the film’s wrap, Alia had penned a heartfelt note for Sanjay Leela Bhansali and shared, “We started shooting Gangubai on the 8th of December 2019 .. and we wrapped the film now 2 years later! This film and set has been through two lockdowns.. two cyclones.. director and actor getting covid during the making!!! the troubles the set has faced is another film all together! But through all that and more.. what I take away is the gigantic life changing experience! Being directed by sir has been a dream all my life, but I don’t think anything would have prepared me for the journey I was on for these two years.. I walk out of this set a diff person today! I love you sir! Thank you for being you .. there is truly NO ONE like you. When a film ends a part of you ends with it! Today I’ve lost a part of me.. Gangu I love you! You will be missed.”