Not ‘Bajirao’ Ranveer Singh and not ‘Devdas’ Shah Rukh Khan. It may be Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Guzaarish’ actor Hrithik Roshan in ‘Padmavati’ this time…
Previously, Singh was offered to play the role of Alaudin Khilji, but walked out due to growing tension between him and Bhansali.
Next, we heard that SRK has been approached for the role and that the superstar was even ready to give a screen test. However, if reports are to believed then Bhansali and SRK decided not to collaborate for this one and parted ways on a sweet note since Khan would not have been able to give time to the project due to his commitments to Imtiaz Ali and Aanand L. Rai’s next.
And the latest buzz in B-town is that Bhansali has approached Roshan to play the role of Khilji in ‘Padmavati’. Well, given the box office fate of his latest outing ‘Mohenjo Daro’, looks like the Greek God is in need to play a Mughal emperor all over again to re-create his ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ magic on-screen!
The film is based on Mughal ruler Khilji and his obsession with Rajput King Raja Rawal Ratan Singh’s wife Rani Padmavati (to be played by Deepika Padukone).
Well, looks like we have to wait for some time before we get to know who would be the two men in Padukone’s historic saga!