A SpotBoye report claimed that that the Udta Punjab star has been roped in to play Raja Rawal Ratan Singh in Bhansali’s upcoming classic tale.“Bhansali wants Shahid to play the Chittor King who is married to Rani Padmini of Chittorgarh,” it quoted a source as saying.
Padmavati will be Shahid’s first collaboration with Bhansali, Ranveer Singh and Deepika.
However, earlier it was reported that initially a television actor was signed to play Deepika’s husband in the film, but the actress didn’t approve of it.
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Reportedly, the Piku star and Ranveer would not be seen sharing any scenes together in the film. Deepika would be sharing some intimate scenes with her husband in the movie, and therefore, wants a bigger star to play her on-screen husband.
Prakash Kapadia, who earlier scripted Bajirao Mastani, has reportedly been roped in to write Padmavati, which would see Ranveer playing the obsessed Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji.
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The shooting of the movie is likely to go on the floors in September.