According to a source, "'Dilwale' will see Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol share screen space after a gap of five years — their last release together was 'My Name is Khan' (2010) — and there will obviously be hype around it. Bhansali doesn't want to take chances with 'Bajirao Mastani' and is therefore planning to push the release of the film ahead.

"Yes, the release of 'Bajirao Mastani' is being pushed ahead. The film is Bhansali's dream project and the director is aiming for a solo release in 2016," adds the source.

According to an industry source, "In 2007, when Bhansali's film, 'Saawariya' released alongside SRK's, 'Om Shanti Om', the former bombed at the box-office. Also, whenever a film is released against an Shah Rukh Khan starrer, it fails to set the cash registers ringing. So, Bhansali might change the release of Bajirao Mastani so that history is not repeated."

When contacted Sanjay Leela Bhansali remained unavailable for comment.



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