‘Padmavati’ ropes in Shahid Kapoor to play Deepika’s husband?

Shahid...First collaboration with Deepika if the rumours are true.

Shahid…First collaboration with Deepika if the rumours are true.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that Shahid Kapoor may soon romance Deepika Padukone as her husband in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati.

Earlier reports said Deepika wants a big star to play the role of her husband in Padmavati, sharing intimate love-making scenes with her.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati is set to begin shooting in September with Deepika and Ranveer Singh in major roles.

A report claimed that the Udta Punjab star has been roped in to play Raja Rawal Ratan Singh in upcoming film. “Bhansali wants Shahid to play the Chittor King who is married to Rani Padmini of Chittorgarh,” a source was quoted 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.

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.

Kapoor made his film debut in 2003 with a leading role in the romantic comedy Ishq Vishk,  for which he won a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He followed it with roles in several commercial failures before starring opposite Amrita Rao in Sooraj Barjatya’s top-grossing family drama Vivah (2006). – CINEWS

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