Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has finally decided upon Shahid Kapoor to play the role of Raja Rawal Ratan Singh in his upcoming period film Padmavati. Rumours had resounded in Bollywood that the director had approached Shah Rukh Khan to play the epic role of Rani Padmavati’s husband but nothing concrete came out of it.
Sources have revealed the real reason behind Shah Rukh Khan not being a part of Bhansali’s film. Sources said, “Shah Rukh who is busy with number of projects doubled his fee to reject the role. Now he is one of the highest paid actors and his demand was too huge for the film and so that didn’t happen”
Sanjay then turned towards Shahid Kapoor to depict the role of the King. The ‘Haider’ actor too was reluctant to play second fiddle to Ranveer Singh’s Khilji in the film. Finally, Bhansali coaxed Sasha with a hiked fee of Rs 9-10 crore for the role and made some major changes in the script of the film too. The Filmmakers move to keep Shahid happy irked Ranveer Singh. However Bhansali managed to keep both his lead actors happy.
Deepika Padukone will be depicting the titular role with Shahid Kapoor as her husband and Ranveer Singh will be seen as Khilji in the film. The cast has already begun preparation for their roles in the film that will soon go on floor.
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