The buzz around Priyanka Chopra essaying the role of gangster Gangubai Kothewali, also known as the Madame of Kamathipur, in an Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directorial has been around for about a year.
Around the same time, Vishal Bharadwaj also announced a film on a woman gangster’s life, starring Deepika Padukone. According to DNA, many years ago, the Rangoon director had met the Padmaavat maker with a script on reincarnation, which he wanted the latter to direct, but it didn’t materialise. However, DNA says, both the outings have been now been put on the back burner.
Vishal has deferred his film after Irrfan Khan (a supporting actor in the film) was diagnosed with neuro-endocrine tumour. Bhansali’s plans of Gangubai have also gone awry after Priyanka opted out of it. An informer told DNA, “SLB was keen to make Gangubai with PC. But after she signed up for her next Hollywood film opposite Chris Pratt, she’s not doing the gangster flick and he’s put off his plans in the near future.”