Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ has been in the news since its inception. The film has been much-talked as big names like Ranveer Singh to Shah Rukh Khan are rumoured to play the lead role of Alauddin Khilji.
If reports are to be believed, after SRK, Bhansali has approached and given a narration to Hrithik Roshan to play Khilji.
As per a popular daily, an insider said, “Ranveer made the grave mistake of asking Bhansali for a narration. The director feels that the actor owes him his success and is not in the position to question his judgement. Like Shah Rukh Khan doesn’t ask for a narration from Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra and Salman with Sooraj Barjatya, SLB felt that the actor should have come on board without hearing the script.”
Apparently, when Ranveer asked Bhansali for the script, the director declined and began approaching other actors for the role. He went to SRK, (who can’t give him the 200 days for the shoot) and then to Hrithik with the hope of getting him on board to teach Ranveer a lesson.
The insider added, “Sanjay’s ego is hurt and he is just sulking. I am sure he will come around and make the film with Ranveer eventually.” Meanwhile, SLB is hoping that Ranveer gets wind of the fact that he is looking around to replace him and come running back. However, that isn’t about to happen. “Ranveer is at the top of his game and has no dearth of filmmakers wanting to work with him. He knows that he is far ahead of all his contemporaries and he has Aditya Chopra, Rohit Shetty and even Karan Johar in his corner. He is not about to go running back to SLB. Ranveer has instead, taken off for a holiday with his friends to Switzerland,” the source added.
The source also added, “It will be interesting to see if Deepika remains in the film, while she is professional and doesn’t interfere in the casting of the film, Ranveer was ‘ousted’ for making a reasonable request and as a girlfriend, she will support that.”
We guess this matter will remain a mystery until Ranveer gets back from his holiday. ‘Padmavati’ is slated for a December 2017 release.