Sanjay Leela has approached duo Deepika- Ranveer for his next directorial which is based upon the life of Rani Padmavati of Chittor and Alauddin Khilji. After the achievement of Bajirao Mastani, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Sanjay Leela Bhansali may return together for Bhansali’s next.
It is a film based on the life of queen Padmavati of Chittor who performed ‘jauhar’ (self-immolation of queens and female royals of Rajput kingdoms when faced with defeat at the hands of an enemy) when the ruthless Alauddin Khilji attacked her kingdom, wanting to keep her in his harem.
As per sources, the Sanjay has officially shared the script with the two artists, as he had them as a main priority for the part since the very beginning. This will be their 3rd project with Sanjay Leela after Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani.
A source said, “Deepika and Ranveer are both amped up for the film. They are both occupied with their individual ventures right now, yet will see Bhansali soon to take the thought forward. Until then, the director will finish working on the script and the pre-production formalities.”
Both actors and directors were unavailable for comments “CINEWS”