Is Shahid Kapoor's presence unsettling him?
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati has already run into a lot of controversies and the latest doing rounds is that the lead star, Ranveer Singh has walked out of the film. The cast reshuffle can make anyone get sleepless nights, so we can totally understand what SLB must be going through. First, Deepika Padukone's presence wasn't confirmed for the longest time and when it did, she kicked a hornet's nest about who should play her husband in the film. She didn't want a lesser known actor apparently and wouldn't settle for a TV actor either. So despite Bhansali wanting Vicky Kaushal, he had to be ousted from the project. Ranveer was always on board for Alauddin Khilji's role from the moment it was announced. But now that Bhansali has finally confirmed Shahid Kapoor for Raja Ratan Singh's role, Ranveer is having second thoughts. And that has created a lot of friction between the actor and the director.
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We hear that when Bhansali approached Shahid with the role, he agreed on one condition that he gets something meaty. The director promised him so, which is the reason why Ranveer is in two minds about the film. Reports suggest he even asked for a boundscript from Bhansali which left the filmmaker fuming. He wasn't expecting his blue-eyed boy to demand such a thing from him. Ranveer had issues with the director promising a chunky role to Shahid Kapoor. Clearly, he wanted to know what he is getting into before any formal announcement was made.
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In fact, there are rumours that the actor felt cheated coz Bhansali was having secret meetings with Shahid behind his back. And despite knowing how important Padmavati is for Bhansali, he took off for a Swiss vacation. And if our sources are to be believed, Ranveer might abandon Padmavati and instead opt for Shimit Amin's film. Interestingly, this was the same film which was offered to his buddy Arjun Kapoor before.
We just hope it doesn't turn out to be a jinxed project which will need more than 10 years to get made like Bajirao Mastani with a completely different cast. But we wonder why is Ranveer feeling insecure about Shahid Kapoor. And yes come back right here to find out what RS' final decision would be...
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