Veteran filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali announced his next feature film on the occasion of Diwali. A musical saga, Baiju Bawra, will be Bhansali’s next film after Gangubai Kathiawadi.

Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news on social media.

He wrote on Twitter, “#BreakingNews: After the release of #GangubaiKathiawadi on 11 Sep 2020, Sanjay Leela Bhansali to make his most ambitious film project… Titled #BaijuBawra… Revenge story of a maverick maestro… #Diwali2021 release.”

Gangubai Kathiawadi will feature Alia Bhatt in the lead and is slated to release on 11 September 2020 while Baiju Bawra will release on Diwali in 2021.

The filmmaker’s production house, Bhansali productions, also announced the news of his next upcoming film on their official Instagram handle with a photograph and a caption that read, “On this auspicious day, we are delighted to make your Diwali happier by announcing our next endeavour.”

On the other hand, Alia Bhatt is shooting for father and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2 in Southern India. Sadak 2 is the sequel of her half-sister Pooja Bhatt’s film, Sadak, which also featured Sanjay Dutt. Both of the veteran actors’ will be making an appearance in Sadak 2 as well.