Back in the office, we hear, the filmmaker and his muse had a long closed-door meeting about the details of his next film. The actor will reportedly soon start working on SLB’s next titled ‘Padmavati’, in which he will be playing the anti-hero Alauddin Khilji. The film’s casting is still underway and the actors are yet to sign on the dotted line. Whether Ranveer will locking himself up in a hotel room again to get into the skin of his next character, remains to be seen.Sanjay Leela Bhansali recently announced his next magnum opus ‘Padmavati’ and the filmmaker has been completely consumed with the film, so much so that he is spending almost 18-19 hours a day working on it. Sources reveal that the director who is known to leave no stone unturned when it comes to treating audiences to extravagant visuals and heart touching stories, begins his day at 7 am and works past midnight.Not only is Bhansali researching on the film but also sitting on the music recordings, set designs and referencing with historians, not to mention, working on a rough layout of costumes for the film. Infact he already has an ambitious music album in place and has recorded the first song with Shreya Ghoshal. Says a source, ” Sanjay Leela Bhansali eats, sleeps and breathes his movies. He is completely absorbed in ‘Padmavati’ and is giving it his all. Before the film goes on floors, his time is already choc-o-bloc with music recordings, researching with historians, working on details of the costumes. He is putting in almost 18 hours of his day into ‘Padmavati’.