SLB confirms being in talks with Priyanka Chopra for Gangubai

Priyanka Chopra in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Gangubai'? Here's what we know

Priyanka Chopra in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Gangubai'? Here's what we know

On the day when Sanjay Leela Bhansali has confirmed Alia Bhatt and Salman Khan for his next romantic film "Inshallah" has opened up why he refused "Raazi" actress for Black in 2005.

Alia has been finalized as one of the female leads in Rajamouli's upcoming mega multi-starrer #RRR. Recently, superstar Salman Khan announced "Inshallah" with the director, stating that he is working with him after 20 long years. But the cinema genius is also working on another project, Gangubai.

Rumors had started a while ago that Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Priyanka Chopra would reunite for another project after Bajirao Mastani.

On an episode of the chat show Koffee With Karan 6, Priyanka had revealed that she and Sanjay Leela Bhansali were in talks for a movie, although she had not spilled any more details. "I told Soni I wouldn't audition her for a child's role because I knew she was a Hindi film heroine." said Bhansali. "Priyanka and I are in talks". As a director, it's always a pleasure to work with actors of their calibre, but best things happen when the time is right.

When Bhansali finally roped in Alia Bhatt opposite Salman Khan in "Inshallah", she took to Twitter and wrote: "It's been a long wait", she wrote. "Today, when the time felt right and the right roles came along, we made a decision to walk on this new journey".