Sanjay Leela Bhansali has pulled off a casting coup of all sorts
by roping in Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor for
his magnum opus Padmavati.
While the film has already hit the shooting floors, Shahid who
plays Raja Ratan Singh will begin filming soon. In an interview
with DNA, he was quoted saying, "Padmavati is a rather famous
story, historical fact that happened. I did broadly know about it.
However, with Sanjay sir, it's very much about what he wants to
make and the world he wants to create and his interpretation of the
characters. The curiosity was what is it that he wants me to do.
When I heard it, I was very excited and I thought it was a great
Sasha was also all praises for his 'Padmavati' Deepika and
added, "In Padmavati, we have a lot of work together and I am
really looking forward to working with her. I have been seeing her
do some great work, especially in the last few years. She has
really upped her game and she's at her best right now. She's
probably doing better work than many today. So that's awesome. It's
great that we are working together in a film like Padmavati because
it's a great opportunity for anybody who's a part of this film. I
really feel that Padmavati is going to be a special film."
When probed if he ever wanted to play Alauddin Khilji in the
movie, the actor cleverly quipped, "I would have loved to play
Padmavati as well! I think they are all great roles."