Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavathi seems to be mired in lot of star personality clashes beginning from Deepika Padukone’s dislike to work with certain actors and threw tantrums.
Now Ranveer Singh has demanded that Shahid Kapoor’s role in Padmavathie should be cut down and only after that he will begin work on Bhansali’s ambitious project.
However, the filmmaker has chosen not to comply for two reasons.
First, Shahid’s is an equally important role and isn’t a cameo or a guest appearance at all; second, if Sanjay gives in to Ranveer’s demands, Shahid may walk out of the film.
When Shahid came back to the project after his wife Nira delivered a baby girl his demand was to be given equal screen time as Ranveer.
“Now, Bhansali has asked Deepika to talk to Ranveer and convince him to start the film. Because the film will not move if Ranveer doesn’t come around,” a daily quoted the source as saying. However, since the men aren’t needed right away, they can afford to work around their demands a little longer.
The first schedule of Padmavati begins with a song shoot, Ghoomar, at one of Mumbai’s studios.
It is said to be a Rajasthani-style dance routine, for which Deepika will begin prepping.
“Folk dancers from Rajasthan will be flown in for the song. They will be seen alongside Deepika as well as train her. The set at Mehboob studio, where the song will be shot, is almost ready,” an insider said.
“Padmavati” is Ranveer and Deepika’s third film with Sanjay after “Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela” and “Bajirao Mastani”. – CINEWS