Sanjay Leela Bhansali is geared up for the shoot of his period drama Padmavati. The filmmaker has roped in his favorite onscreen pair of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. Contrary to expectations they will not be seen in a romantic lead but as antagonists. Yes, Ranveer Singh is playing the role of Allaudin Khilji the most powerful ruler of the Khilji dynast to Deepika Padukone’s Padmavati. Shahid Kapoor is cast as Rana Rawal Ratan Singh Padmavati’s husband and ruler of Chittor.
As written in the epic poem Padmavat, by Malik Muhammad Jayasi, Allaudin fell madly in love with Padmavati after seeing a glimpse of her in the mirror and waged a war with Raja Ratan Singh for her. When the queen realized that her husband is going to lose, she conducted johar.
Sanjay has decided to encash on the popularity of real life coupleDeepika and Ranveer by bringing them together onscreen in a romantic dance sequence.
Sources said,“Since the real life couple is the big draw of the film, Bhansali has found a way of bringing Deepika and Ranveer together in a romantic song. It will be a lavishly shot dream sequence which Khilji has, while thinking about Padmavati and won’t mess with history.”
Looks like as there is no historic proof of the romantic drama, so Bhansali is taking full liberty in narrating his story. Though he is being cautious by depicting the song sequence as a figment of Khilji’s imagination.
The shoot of ‘Padmavati’ is already on the go with Ranveer Singh shooting for his solo sequences. He will soon be joined by Deepika and Shahid Kapoor.
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