Soon after the reports of Kareena Kapoor deserting Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram Leela, and Priyanka Chopra replacing her, the director along with his lead star Ranveer Singh was spotted in Bhuj watching a show of Bol Bachchan.
Though Ranveer was dressed in a Gujarati costume to hide his real identity, it didn't help much. People recognized him and started gathering around him for autographs. So, Bhansali and Ranveer had to leave the film in between because of the fear of getting mobbed.
Bhansali and Ranveer had gone to Bhuj to prepare for their upcoming film which is love story set in Gujarat. Bhansali wanted Ranveer to get the first hand taste of the Gujarati lifestyle, culture and language. Since Bol Bachchan has just released, the two decided to catch the show in a nearby theatre.
Bhansali remained unavailable for comments.
Kareena Kapoor, who couldn't stop raving about working with maverick filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali in his next film Ram Leela, has now walked out of the project.
Earlier it was said that Kareena was ousted from the film because of her impending marriage as her wedding date was clashing with the film's shooting schedule but Kareena has clarified that she walked out of the project due to date and monetary issues.
The story goes that Kareena had allotted 100 days for the shooting of Ram Leela in August but Bhansali wanted her to shoot for more days. Kareena couldn't allot more dates for Ram Leela as she signed three new films for next year and the shooting for one of them begins in October immediately after the release of Heroine. Furthermore, the makers of Ram Leela were not even willing to compensate Kareena for her extra dates and that didn't seem viable to Kareena as she can shoot for 3 films in 150 days instead of doing just one film.
After walking out of Ram Leela, it is now possible for Kareena to give 32 days of promotional time for Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine, a film that is very special for her.
Ram Leela is said to be an adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Romeo Juliet' and stars Ranveer Singh as a male lead. According to reports, Priyanka Chopra may replace Kareena in the film.