Deepika Padukone will play the role of queen Padmavati in her next with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. But did you know that Shahrukh Khan is being considered to play the part of the king in the movie? Reportedly, Deepika and Shahrukh will have many intimate scenes in the movie.
Talking about the movie, a source told Mid-Day, ''The makers seem to be favouring the Hrithik-Deepika pairing at this stage since their on-screen chemistry is unexplored. On the other hand, Shahrukh has shown interest in the project. Bhansali is expected to take a decision shortly as the project is scheduled to roll in September.'' Industry insiders are claiming that the role will go to Shahrukh Khan because of his closeness with Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
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Earlier, Vicky Kaushal was in the running for the role but rumour has it that Deepika wasn't interested in sharing screen space with him. Reportedly, she wanted an A-list actor to play the role of the king. Deepika has some romantic intimate scenes with her husband in Padmavati, so she wants a big star to do that role.
Another source told a leading daily, "The first schedule of Padmavati is with Deepika Padukone and her husband's character. The scenes between Deepika and Ranveer are being shot separately as they never meet in the film.''
Prakash Kapadia, who earlier scripted Bajirao Mastani, has reportedly been roped in to write Padmavati, which would see Ranveer playing the obsessed Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji.