Shahid Kapoor sets conditions to play Deepika Padukone’s husband in ‘Padmavati’. One is he had asked the director for a few months off to fulfill his daddy duties. And No. 2 is he needs equal screen time as Ranveer Singh.
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film will have Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in leading roles.
According to reports, Shahid laid down a few conditions before signing on the dotted line. The new dad, who welcomed a baby girl on Friday, allegedly asked the director for a few months off to fulfill his daddy duties. Shahid, who will play the role of Raja Rawal Ratan Singh – King of Chittor and Padmavati’s husband – wanted to make the most of the love triangle and only agreed to the project if the director gave him equal screen time as Ranveer.
According to a paper, Sanjay has ‘rewritten portions of the film with Kapoor in mind, and has brought in long monologues befitting his histrionic strengths’.
The period drama is based on the story of Sultan Alauddin Khilji (to be played by Ranveer) and his obsession for the queen of Mewar, Rani Padmavati, to be essayed by Deepika Padukone. – CINEWS