Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Yesterday, we heard the news of SLB collaborating with Akshay once again on a remake of a south blockbuster. We weren't sure of who the actress is going to be and many of you suggested Sonakshi's name (since Akshay-Sonakshi pair seemed to work).
Yes, the team will be working again together post the completion of SLB's 'Ram Leela'. It's a remake of a Tamil film, Ramana (2002) which Akshay believes, conveys a message and would be received warmly by the audience.
Yes, this could actually happen as Sanjay Leela Bhansali is in talks with both the ladies for the leading female characters in Bajirao Mastani. The film, one of SLB's most ambitious projects have been delayed 14 years and now, SLB is determined to make it. Earlier, he was set on Aishwarya and Shahrukh but that did not pan out. Before that, he wanted to make the film with Salman Khan and Aishwarya but was not able to due to the couple's fallout.
So a lot of people have been commenting on how Deepika shares a similar attitude, aura, and in certain photos, even the looks with Aishwarya Rai. The opinions are divided but Sanjay Leela Bhansali certainly seems to think that the actresses share similarities. Apparently, at the sets of 'Ram Leela' he's often called Deepika "Aish" by mistake as the actress reminds him of Ms. Rai.