'Bajirao Mastani' is likely to miss its Christmas release date as an injured Ranveer Singh is yet to resume shoot
The industry grapevine is abuzz with rumours that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 'Bajirao Mastani', which was to clash with Rohit Shetty’s 'Dilwale', will miss a Christmas release this year. Sources suggest that lead actor Ranveer Singh’s shoulder injury has delayed shoot of the period drama.
During the Rajasthan schedule of 'Bajirao Mastani', Ranveer fell off a horse and dislocated his shoulder (click here to read the full story), following which he had to undergo surgery at a hospital here early last month.
A source says, “He is yet to recover completely and resume shoot. The filming is in progress, but there were certain portions that had to be shot in April and the entire unit had been asked to stay on its toes. But it didn’t happen and those scenes can be shot only after the monsoon gets over. Due to this unforeseen break, the film will not release around Christmas.”
The source adds that the film will make it to the theatres in the first quarter of 2016. It was initially supposed to clash with the Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone-starrer 'Tamasha', which has also picked a new date — November 27.
With the two films giving up on the Christmas slot, 'Dilwale', so far, seems to be the only film set for the festive release.
Bhansali was not available for comment.