Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus PADMAVATI has been in news for several reasons. Firstly Deepika Padukone joined the film as protagonist followed by Ranveer Singh being in news for all wrong reasons - mainly walking in and walking out of the biggest project, fee hike from the director as he had created history with his beau Deepika Padukone with past films BAJIRAO MASTANI and GOLIYON KI RAS-LEELA: RAM LEELA.
||DEEPIKA PADUKONE AND RANVEER SINGH
Post this, there were reports that Ranveer Singh will essay the role of Alauddin Khilji an antagonist. Later, Shahid Kapoor was roped in to play Deepika Padukone's husband as he too charged enormous amount.
Inside sources reveal that Ranveer Singh's character in the magnum opus is the most important one.
This is for the very first time that the filmmaker is making an anti-hero film telling the tale of the greatest Sultan of Hindustan - the sharp ambitious and larger-than-life Turk, Alauddin Khilji.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ranveer Singh have shared such a great equation over the years and have even worked together on two blockbuster movies. The filmmaker-actor duo have always spelled magic at the box office and will now reunite for the third time.
As soon as Ranveer signed the film, the two celebrated with some home-cooked Sindhi food, where the filmmaker broke his diet for Ranveer despite his busy schedule, was also part of all the major festivities at Sanjay Leela Bhansali's house, including his recent Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.
A source confirmed, “Ranveer Singh essays the role of the larger-than-life Alauddin Khilji in PADMAVATI. He will be portrayed in the film like never before and has been very excited about it ever since he signed the film. Alauddin Khilji is a character that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has long wanted to bring to life onscreen. Since the two shares such a great equation off-screen they can't wait to start work on the movie and have their camaraderie and working chemistry, translate into cinematic magic. Ranveer is excited about the role, which promises to be his careers finest and is prepping for it in full swing'.
Aren't you waiting for this magnum opus?