According to a leading daily, Shahrukh came down to the sets of Ram Leela as a surprise visit, in order to discuss dates with Deepika Padukone. Deepika is the common actress for both Bhansali's Ram Leela and SRK's Chennai Express. Shahrukh, who had earlier worked with Bhansali in the film Devdas, was highly impressed with the ostentatious sets put up by his Devdas maker.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one such filmmaker in Bollywood, who is known for setting up larger-than-life and extravagant picture for his movies. Knowing this, SRK asked Bhansali, if he was trying to outdo the iconic sheesh mahal set of Devdas that had stood for years on end at the same studio in Mumbai."
The filmmaker was impressed by Khan's compliment and also, asked him not to talk about the Ram Leela sets with others.