Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati starring Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone has been in the news ever since it has been announced. The film has been making headlines for the cold war between Shahid and Ranveer. The reason for the cold war between the two is Ranveer’s alleged displeasure at his role being changed from that of an anti-hero to a conventional villain to accommodate for Shahid getting a meatier role.
The battle still continues between the two, but this time it’s a war of words. The upcoming schedule of Padmavati will get Ranveer and Shahid for the first time together on the set. A source from the unit said, “Sanjay sir planned the shoot in such a way that individual scenes of all actors were shot first. These will be followed by portions that see them together. Although Deepika [Padukone, co-star] who plays Rani Padmavati, and Shahid, as her husband Raja Ratan Singh, have shot together before, Ranveer has shot solo scenes until now.”
The source also added, “There is latent animosity running through the scene. Before Ranveer injured himself while shooting last week, the scene was discussed with him. A scene like this banks on the actors’ equation, and Shahid and Ranveer share a good one. As performers, they are different. Having them come face to face on set will be a delight to watch.”
Rubbishing the rumours of any animosity between them, Shahid has earlier said, “I want to work with every fantastic actor in town. Ranveer and I will be a house of fire in this film.” While Shahid will be seen as Rawal Ratan Singh, Ranveer will be seen stepping into the shoes of Alauddin Khilji.
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