BY ANUJ RADIA
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a magnificent filmmaker. Not only has he given us spectacular films, he has also given us one of the most recent and iconic jodis in Bollywood – Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.
Ranveer and Deepika have starred in three SLB films altogether, namely Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat, though in the latter film the actors were not paired opposite each other.
However, a heartbreaking piece of news is that DeepVeer will not be featuring in Bhansali’s next. A source exclusively informed Bollywood Life, “Bhansali is taking a break from this pair and his next directorial will not feature Ranveer and Deepika.”
It was only recently that SLB had said in an interview with DNA how he was not yet done with Deepika. “Deepika is so fabulous; she is such a Jaan. I just love her. All her hard work and brilliance that she brings to the set is effortless… It’s such a pleasure to work with someone who does what she is doing at that moment with absolute honesty… Her performances are so detailed and nuanced. I’m not done with her yet,” Bhansali heaped praises.
About Ranveer, he had to say, “No other filmmaker understands Ranveer the way I do. Ranveer and I have a great chemistry and understanding. I know how to direct him and I’m aware of his limitations and strengths. I know what to do with him.
He’s a very special actor. He has so much energy. I only feel he puts too much effort into ‘I did my research and I went here and did that’, all that I understand. For him to pursue his greatness, he has to be a little more effortless. He is fantastic. I am not done with him either.”
It will be interesting to see who will feature in SLB’s forthcoming film(s).