The actress had always expressed her wish to work with Bhansali, so when this happened, she was heartbroken.
Speaking about it, she said that "sometimes things just happen and it's not in your control."
"Am going to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali very soon"
The Raazi actress made this revelation during her recent appearance at the IIFA Awards.
Talking about Inshallah, Alia stated that she was "very excited" about working with both Bhansali and Salman.
However, "plans never really go 'as per plan'."
"But I can give it you in writing that I am going to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali very soon," the 26-year-old optimistically said.
'Inshallah' script demanded multiple kissing scenes between Salman and Alia
According to media reports, Inshallah was shelved after Bhansali and Salman had some creative differences regarding the script.
As per a report published in Bollywood Life, the script of Inshallah demanded several lip-locking scenes between Salman and Alia.
However, given Salman's public image, the Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor wasn't comfortable in forgoing his no-kissing policy.
As a result, Salman stepped out of the project.
"'Inshallah' will be made but at least not with me"
Although there hasn't been any official confirmation about why Salman walked out of Inshallah, the superstar did confirm that the movie would be made without him now. "Currently, Inshallah is not being made. It will be made but at least not with me," he added.
Has Bhansali replaced Priyanka to collaborate with Alia in 'Gangubai'?
Meanwhile, there are reports that Bhansali, who had promised to make a movie with Alia, is keen to follow that.
In fact, he is planning to rope in the Dear Zindagi actress for his next project Gangubai.
To recall, Gangubai was first offered to Priyanka Chopra, but looks like Bhansali has changed his mind now.
However, an official announcement hasn't been made.
'Gangubai' will revolve around a brothel owner of Kamathipura
"Bhansali had committed to working with Alia. He is now discussing a film revolving around a brothel owner of Kamathipura, Gangubai. The film will be an adaptation of a chapter from S Husain Zaidi's Mafia Queens of Mumbai," a source was quoted as saying.
Alia is looking forward to 'Brahmastra' release opposite beau Ranbir
As of now, on the work front, Alia is looking forward to the release of her much-awaited collaboration with beau Ranbir Kapoor, Brahmastra.
The movie is helmed by Ayan Mukerji and also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy in key roles.
Besides, she is working on daddy Mahesh Bhatt's directorial comeback Sadak 2with Pooja Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Gulshan Grover.