Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmavati‘ has kick-started its shooting with Ranveer Singh who plays the role of Allaudin Khilji in the movie. Now, the star cast comprising of actors like Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor apart from Ranveer Singh has an addition to it. No, it’s not Aditi Rao Hydari we are talking about. It’s ‘Neerja’ actor Jim Sarbh.
Jim Sarbh was the antagonist in the critically acclaimed movie ‘Neerja’ that starred Sonam Kapoor in the lead. A spokesperson and a unit hand from SLB’s ‘Padmavati’ spilled the beans on this piece of news. Although, details of his character have been kept under wraps.
A unit hand revealed to a daily, “Bhansali was blown away after watching Jim’s audition tape and decided to sign him for Padmavati in a challenging role.” The spokesperson of the film also stated, “It is true that Jim has been cast for Padmavati. We can’t reveal anything about his character at this point, but it will exploit his versatility as an actor.” The actor refused to comment on his character details in the movie.
‘Padmavati’ will see Deepika Padukone in the role of Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as her husband Raja Rawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh in the role of a ruthless ruler Alauddin Khilji. The movie will be releasing on November 17, 2017.
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