Why Shahid Kapoor hiked his fee for Padmavati? Check it out!: – In the B-Town, two big good pieces of news are roaming about highly skilled actor Shahid Kapoor and the first one is that the actor has agreed to play the role of Raja Ratan Singh who is the husband Deepika Padukone in the movie ‘Padmavati.’ The second good news is that he became the father of little princess of 26 August this year. The director of ‘Padmavati’ has got his cast finalised and now he is keen to start the shooting of the film. Ranveer Singh will play the role of Sultan Alauddin Khilji and Deepika will play the role of wife of Shahid and powerful queen Rani ‘Padmini.’ The hunt for the role of Raja Ratan Singh proved a tough challenge for the director Bhansali because no one was accepting the role as it was a second lead role.
Before signing the project with Sanjay Leela Bhansali Shahid Kapoor placed some conditions; firstly the actor asked the filmmaker to change the script of the film according to his character. He wants that the character of Raja Ratan should be strong as the character of Alauddin Khilji which will be played by Ranveer Singh who is the first lead role and Bhansali quickly agreed to do so. Bhansali does not want to lose such a talented actor like Shahid Kapoor who made his debut in film ‘Haider’ which got the title of the blockbuster from the audience. This demand also created a rift between the director and Ranveer Singh.
According to the reports it has been found that SLB has paid an enormous amount of money to the ‘Haidar’ star for the role after editing the script. A source exclusively told that “Shahid will get paid around 8 – 10 crore for the role in ‘Padmavati’ which is the highest amount he has received for doing films till date. Normally, the actor’s fee was around 5 – 6 crore but for this movie, he will get paid 8 – 10 crore and reason behind that is he is playing the second lead role in the film. Also, no actor was coming forward for the role which left Sanjay Leela Bhansali with no options, and he will have to pay a huge amount of money to the actor.”
These situations which have just come in front of people about ‘Padmavati’ has created a lot of gossips that Ranveer Singh will now work without holding any interest and on the same side Deepika Padukone is also looking too worried as she will share screen space with two highly talented actors though she is too a skilled actress.
Currently, the ‘Haidar’ Star is busy in taking care of his newly born baby, and he has also told the director of ‘Padmavati’ that he will not join the shoot and set immidiately because he wants some time to spend with his daughter and wife.