It is rumored that Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be working with Richa Chadha almost eight years after Ram-Leela (2013). The actor was recently spotted outside the filmmaker’s Juhu office. A little digging revealed that Chadha is in talks with the author to headline a web series to be produced under his banner.
Bhansali will stay true to his signature style of lavish productions with this offering, which will mark his foray into digital entertainment.
It is a period drama rooted in a chapter in Indian history, with Mr. Bhansali as the creator and showrunner. Usually tent pole projects are carried out on behalf of streaming giants. But here the filmmaker would make it independently, after which he sells it to an OTT platform. The script is being developed while Mr. Bhansali focuses on the two male leads. Richa, who would like to play the female lead, has yet to draw on the dotted line, ”said a source. If all goes well, the multi-crore project will run towards the end of the year. The web series aside, the director has his hands full with the Alia Bhatt starrer, Gangubai Kathiawadi.
In the middle of the day, he reached out to Bhansali and Chadha, who were not available for comment.
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