Sanjay Leela Bhansali has begun work on his magnum opus ‘Padmavati’ that stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles.
The latest reports suggest that Bhansali has signed ‘Neerja’ villain Jim Sarbh for an important role in the film. Jim played the prime hijacker, Khalil, in the Sonam Kapoor starrer and had received appreciation from all quarters for his menacing act.
Turns out, the actor did an audition for ‘Padmavati’ and Bhansali was blown away after watching the audition tape. The filmmaker got him on board for the period drama soon after. While Jim has stayed mum on the subject, a spokesperson from the film confirmed the news to a daily.