Finally, according to reports, the producers of Padmavathi have approached Bollywood’s heartthrob Shahid Kapoor to play Deepika Padukone’s husband in the epic love story. Shahid is likely to sign the film to play the role of Raja Rawal Ratan Singh though the problem now is his wife Mira is pregnant and the actor is supposed to take some time off.
Whether Deepika will approve Shahid as her on screen husband or not, is the question that only the Bajirao Mastani actress can answer. Till then we will have to wait and watch what will unfold in the days to come.
After directing two box office hits, Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is all set to begin his epic Padmavati. Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will be playing the titular characters of Rani Padmavati and Sultan Alauddin Khilji.
Earlier reports said that Deepika has been rejecting several actors for the role of her husband . Earlier it was reported that Masaan actor Vicky Kaushal would play the part and had even auditioned for the role.
But Deepika allegedly asked for a bigger actor to play the role of her husband, which led Vicky to walk out of the project. Initially a television actor was signed to play, but the actress allegedly didn’t approve as the actor was not considered big enough to share screen space with her.
There was also a rumour that Pakistani actor Fawad Khan has been approached and it was Deepika who had suggested his name. But, things apparently didn’t work out. Recently, the two shared the ramp together at a fashion show which created buzz around casting the actor in the film.
Reportedly, the Piku actress 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. – CINEWS