Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati already going through a lot of bumps : Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s films are always known to be bigger than life with all the glitters and royalty. And his next film “Padmavati” will probably triumph all of the previous ones. The said budget of astounding 180-190 crores would include bigger sets, production costs of around 130-140 crores with printing and publicity campaigns for say 20 crores and that’s not even all of it. SLB is going to cast Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone again for the third time but this time, there will also be a second hero who is none other than Shahid Kapoor. The leading cast itself is charging 30 crores in total, where Deepika will get Rs 12 crores, Ranveer will get Rs 8 crores and although Shahid was also going to get 8 crores it has been reported that he demanded 9-10 crores for his role as he was a little unsatisfied with it.
Even before the making of this movie, the drama has begun, and some ego clashes have been seen between the two actors. Shahid was reportedly not okay with performing alongside Ranveer and asked for a better role but later settled for it after an increased pay and some massive changes in the script. The 35-year-old actor was also not the only choice for Padmavati’s husband’s role; Vicky Kaushal, Fawad Khan, Shah Rukh, and Hrithik Roshan were also considered at one point, but the actress didn’t want to work with Vicky as he isn’t an established actor yet and SRK and Fawad were too busy to spare time, although the makers wanted to explore the chemistry between Hrithik and Deepika as the actor have been seen before as Akbar and clearly nailed it but apparently now Shahid is not seemingly going anywhere.
Ranveer has also asked SLB to narrate him the script as he was a bit insecure about the other actor playing his girlfriend’s on-screen husband and apparently, the director will do that in the presence of both the actors.
The story of the movie will revolve around Alauddin Khilji being obsessively in love with the Queen of Mewar’s Raja, Raja Rawal Ratan Singh. This time, the esteemed Bollywood couple might not share a single screen space, but contrary to that Deepika’s character will be hating the Ruler of the Khilji Dynasty.
Although the movie is getting delayed due to financial issues but is supposed to be hitting the floors on 15 December 2017 and Sanjay Leela Bhansali might be joining hands with two production companies, Eros and Viacom 18, like he did in 2014 for Mary Kom.
The full cast of the movie is not finalized yet, but the leading roles will be :-
Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji
Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati
Shahid Kapoor as Raja Rawal Ratan Singh
Bilal Skaf as Adnan Khan