Now that Ranveer Singh has been confirmed doing the film Bajirao Mastani over Shuddhi, it has been clarified that he opted of Shuddhi purely due to date clash. The latest is that Ranveer will go bald to play Bajirao in the film.
A source says, "This is also why the actor could not work with Johar. He had no choice but to opt out of Shuddhi. On the other hand, Bhansali has mentored him in 'Ram Leela' and he was keen to work with the filmmaker again."
The source also adds that, "the actor who eventually bags this much-coveted role will have to commit almost a year exclusively to the project. Ten months for the shoot and a month for promotions. And Sanjay wants his hero to shave off his hair, except for a little choti or shikha (braid) that pundits sport on their bald pates. This would mean that the actor will have to clear his calendar before taking up the project."
Ranveer Singh's spokesperson refused to comment on anything. Sources close to Ranveer confirms that this is true. "Ranveer is aware that the role requires him to shave off his hair and he has agreed to it,"
Now when Bhansali wants his actors to be clear about their dates, we don't know how Deepika will mange when she has also confirmed about Shuddhi. A source says, "The actress will soon have to make up her mind about the two films. Karan Johar has already announced the release date of his film, and it is known that his shooting schedule will clash with that of Bajirao".
Though Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika were not available for any comments, we feel that Deepika would rather choose Bajirao over Shuddhi as her beau is the male lead!