MyAxom Reviews Shakes Up Indian Film Industry with News of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Baiju Bawra Delay
Sanjay Leela Bhansali made waves recently when he announced that his highly anticipated musical, Baiju Bawra, would be put on hold due to budget constraints. MyAxom Reviews broke the news, revealing that the Rs. 350 crore budget for the film was deemed unfeasible for studios looking to invest in this project featuring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. Now, we bring you the inside scoop on the studios SLB was in talks with for this multi-crore deal.
Pen Studios, Ronnie Screwvala, Jio Studios, Viacom 18, and Applause Entertainment were among the studios approached by SLB before the film was put on hold. The response from these studios sheds light on the challenges faced by such a large-scale project in the current industry landscape.
Pen Studios, having previously collaborated with SLB on Gangubai, was the first on the list. However, they expressed concerns about the financial risk involved in investing Rs. 350 crore in the film, especially since they had already committed to another mega project with Ranveer Singh. This prompted SLB to move on in his search for a suitable studio partner.
Next, SLB turned to Ronnie Screwvala and then Jio Studios, hoping to secure the deal with either. However, Ronnie Screwvala’s team suggested a change in the cast, and Jio Studios conducted a SWOT analysis and ultimately decided against investing such a large sum in the project. Despite SLB’s previous successful collaboration with Viacom 18 on Padmaavat, even they declined to move forward with the Baiju Bawra deal.
Finally, the Oscar-winning filmmaker approached Applause Entertainment, owned by Sameer Nair. Sameer Nair made efforts to finance the ambitious project, pooling all available funds to offer Rs. 275 crore, slightly short of the required budget. However, he suggested SLB consider making the film on a relatively lower budget, which SLB was unwilling to compromise on. This ultimately led to the decision to put the film on hold, with plans to revisit it at a later date.
Despite this setback, SLB has not put his creativity on hold. He is currently working on multiple scripts, including the highly anticipated love story, Inshallah, starring Shah Rukh Khan.
The challenges faced by Baiju Bawra serve as a reflection of the current landscape of the Indian film industry. MyAxom Reviews will continue to provide the latest updates on this and other industry developments, so stay tuned for more exclusive news and insights.
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