In a recent interview, Shahid Kapoor has revealed that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati will be high on its love story. The film has been in the news since its production schedules in Rajasthan have been interrupted on multiple occasions and religious and cultural groups. There have been objections on Deepika Padukone’s and Ranveer Singh’s roles. While Deepika plays Rani Padmavati, Ranveer is slated to portray Alauddin Khilji in the movie. Groups were concerned that any romantic portrayals between the two, would do injustice to Rani Padmavati’s legacy. But, both SLB and his team have aussred that the film will not feature any romance between Deepika and Ranveer.
Interestingly, Shahid’s big reveal hint that the romance between him and Deepika could be the highlight of Padmavati. Shahid plays Raja Rawal Ratan Singh in the film, Padmavati’s husband and King. Shahid was quoted as saying, “Somehow, by default, in most actors’ careers – over the years – they are remembered by the love stories that they have done. They (love) break the barrier of time and audiences keep going back to them. I have been a part of a couple [of such films] and I hope my next film, Padmavati also falls into that category. It definitely has the makings of being something like that.”
Looks like Padmavati is going to be quite the romantic saga from SLB. Watch this space for more.