According to the reports, Bhansali told the police that he had approached Yash Raj Films (YRF) to let Sushant work in his 2015 directorial ‘Bajirao Mastani’ as the late actor had a contract with Aditya Chopra’s production house. However, Bhansali recalled being told by YRF team that Sushant is unavailable as he was busy with their upcoming project, ‘Paani’ helmed by Shekhar Kapur. The report further stated that Kapur’s directorial eventually got shelved due to creative differences between Kapur and Chopra.
On the other hand, Aditya Chopra in his statement to the Mumbai Police said that his production house was “not” approached by SLB to let Sushant to work in ‘Bajirao Mastani’.
Chopra further stated that YRF had allowed Sushant to sign the 2016 release, ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ which reveals that his production house never stopped the late actor from working with filmmakers.
However, the Mumbai Police is yet to make confirm the same!
Reportedly, Bhansali had wanted Sushant to star in ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela’ , ‘Bajirao Mastani’, ‘Padmaavat’ and a fourth film, however, it did not work out.