Look who played the villain in Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s real life love story?

They are one of Bollywood’s most-loved jodis. However, speculation was rife till a few months ago that Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone were not so madly in love as they were last year. The sexy diva was away in the US filming for XXX: Return of Xander Cage while Ranveer was busy with Befikre. A report in a leading tabloid suggests that Ranveer was probably instructed by Aditya Chopra to avoid frequent PDAs with his ladylove. It was nothing more an usual PR-driven exercise to maintain a certain image. This was done to keep the focus on the film, which looks like a naughty romance flick. The actor plays a raunchy lover-boy in the film and needed to be seen as an eager single ready to mingle. (Also Read: Ranveer Singh is a perfect son-in-law for Deepika Padukone’s parents, here are 5 pics that prove it!)

Well, no prizes for guessing that the film is Befikre. The actor plays the role of Dharam, who seems quite eccentric and wild at the same time. He is paired with Vaani Kapoor, who essays the character of Shyra Gill. The film is scheduled to release on December 9. The actor is now prepping up for the role of Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati. (Also Read: Befikre song Je T’aime teaser: This love track from Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor’s film will stir the romantic in you)

It seems a source further told the tabloid that the embargo or should we say ban was till 15 days before the film’s release. This perhaps explains why Ranveer and Deepika were not seen at all in public nowadays. However, everyone who was wondering if there was trouble in paradise, doubts were cleared when the two walked in hand-in-hand at the recent party thrown by the Ambanis. The couple clearly looked very much in love. However, it was reportedly one of the last public outings of the hot actor as he will go into hiding quite soon.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period epic, Padmavati will soon go into floors and the actor will prepare as extensively as he did for Bajirao Mastani. We know that Bhansali is a taskmaster and Ranveer is more than happy to give his best to the filmmaker. So, no events, endorsements and public outings for him forget the couple. We guess that a new round of speculations will rise up soon. Stay tuned to Bollywood Life for more updates…