Will the dream combo break off over a petty matter?
There has been some storm brewing over the pre-production of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati.
For one, an official casting announcement is yet to be given by the makers about who is to play who. Deepika Padukone is said to be confirmed to play the titular queen, while the role of the man with grey shades, Alauddin Khilji, was said to be played by Ranveer Singh. This was supposed to be the third film with Deepika - Ranveer - SLB, after Goliyon ki Raasleela...Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani.
However, if certain news reports are to be believed, Ranveer Singh might no longer be a part of the film anymore. According to a report in DNA, Sanjay Leela Bhansali was angry with Ranveer Singh for asking a copy of the script before giving the final nod. While this is not a huge deal per se, certain director do take offence with this especially if they have been working with this particular actor for long.
Now there are rumors that the makers are looking for a replacement for Ranveer, and they are even talking to Shah Rukh Khan about taking on the role. If you remember, SRK was supposed to team up with SLB after Bajirao Mastani's release. However with two films already in hand (Imtiaz Ali and Aanand L Rai's films, plus that rumoured Don 3 project), we are not sure if SRK can commit the dates the makers will ask.
Watch this space for more updates on the story.
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