Speculations are rife that the famous director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has now roped in Shahid Kapoor for the role of the husband of Rani Padmavati, Raja Rawal Ratan Singh.
As per the latest development, Sanjay is very impressed with the ‘Udta Punjab’ actor and is keen to cast him in his upcoming classical movie.
Earlier, it was reported that Padukone was not keen to work opposite to a television star.
It is needless to say that if the handsome Bollywood hunk, Shahid Kapoor accepts the role then it would be his first collaboration with the national award winning director.
The movie will also feature, Bollywood star Ranvir Singh who will be seen playing the role of greedy conqueror of Dehli Sultanate Alauddin Khilji. Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will not even have a single scene together on screen. However, the gorgeous actress will do some intimate scenes with her on-screen husband.
After Ramleela and Bajirao Mastani, Padmavati would be the third collaboration of Sanjay Leela Bhansali with the real life couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.
Earlier, Bhansali was confused between Deepika and Priyanka for the role of ‘Rani Padmavati.’ But finally due to date issues, Priyanka Chopra had to let go the project and Deepika Padukone was roped in.
The shooting for the movie is scheduled to start from September this year and the movie is expected to hit the screen by December 2017.