The last time Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali came together, they gave us the magnificent blockbuster ‘Devdas’. And now, if reports are to believed, then Khan is on the verge of stepping into the shoes of Allaudin Khilji.
If rumours are to be believed then Bhansali had almost convinced Ranveer Singh to play the character since that would bring back the trio of Deepika Padukone-Ranveer-SLB for the third time after ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Raam Leela’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’. However, Singh wasn’t too keen on doing yet another Bhansali flick just after his last December release and wanted to experiment with other characters and directors; and hence decided to opt out of ‘Padmavati’.
And needless to say, Bhansali’s next choice for the role was King Khan, with whom he has also been in discussions for a movie off late.
Latest we hear is that SRK loved the script and has even agreed to give a look test for the film before he starts shooting for Imtiaz Ali’s romantic drama with Anushka Sharma!
‘Padmavati’ traces the story of Allaudin Khilji and his obsession with the wife of Raja Ratan Singh- Rani Padmavati (to be played by Deepika).
So if all goes well, then we would see SRK in a period drama essay an evil character!