After casting Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone together in Padmavati, it seems Sanjay Leela Bhansali is ready to gift yet another brand new jodi to the film industry. According to reports, Aditi Rao Hydari will romance Ranveer Singh in the upcoming period romance, Padmavati. She will be playing the favourite begum of Alaudin Khilji (played by Ranveer), Kamla Devi, in the movie. Bhansali met Hydari several times and she was finalised for the role over four other choices, a source confirmed.
The historical drama stars Deepika Padukone in the lead role as Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as her husband Raja Ratan Singh, and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji. And, to the disappointment of Ranveer-Deepika fans, the rumoured couple will not romance each other in the movie.
Earlier there were speculations about a tiff between Shahid and Ranveer over the importance of their roles in the movie and it allegedly took a lot of effort from Bhansali to convince both of them. However, speaking at MAMI, Shahid called such reports absurd. “This is the stuff I’ve been reading in papers and I find it absurd when they say it is ‘two hero’ film. The film has three principle characters. These are just ways of creating some kind of material which is exciting at some frivolous level… It’s a great opportunity for all three of us. It’s a great role for Deepika, a fantastic role for Ranveer and great one for me. I am happy that the film has been cast the way it has and it is getting made,” the actor had said.
Also, if reports are to be believed then Bajirao Mastaani actor, Ranveer will move into his Goregaon apartment, which is closer to the Film City, so that he could save travel time and devote more time to the movie.
Like always, Bhansali’s next is creating a lot of buzz in the B-town for being the costliest project of the director till date. For now, the costumes and set designs are being finalized and the shooting for the movie is expected to start from November. The movie will hit the screens in November 2017.