The shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has begun. The film is based on the siege of the Chittor fort in Rajasthan. Alauddin Khilji, the Turkic ruler of the Delhi Sultanate led the invasion, motivated by his desire to capture the beautiful queen, Rani Padmini, the wife of Rana Rawal Ratan Singh, ruler of Mewar. The historic film features Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.
Recently, Sanjay Dutt was spotted on the sets of ‘Padmavati’. SLB was shooting with Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor when Dutt arrived. The actor waited for the shoot to get over and then got into a huddle with the filmmaker. They sat talking by themselves for a long time.
A source close to set revealed, “We did not know Sanju baba was going to turn up on the Padmavati set that day. Watching the two talk for such a long time without anyone else’s presence made everyone wonder if Bhansali sir was going to re-start his Khalnayak remake. Everybody knows that SLB wanted Sanju to reprise his role of Ballu Balram from the original Subhash Ghai film. But we’ve been told that the two were actually discussing Padmavati at length. The actor is expected to join the ensemble cast and is rumoured to start shooting for a special appearance.”
With such a strong storyline and cast already, Sanjay Dutt’s cameo will definitely take Padmavati to a whole new level!