That Deepika Padukone will be seen playing a Rajasthani queen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next ‘Padmavati’ is known to all.
Also, one hears that Bhansali has cast his blue-eyed boy Ranveer Singh as the antagonist Sultan Alauddin Khilji, who was heavily obsessed with Padukone’s character.
And no points for guessing, a movie starring these two stars would obviously have them hogging away with all the limelight. However, looks like actor Vicky Kaushal wasn’t happy with this!
The ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’ actor was apparently selected to play Deepika’s husband Raja Rawal Ratan Singh in the movie, but later on walked out of the film when realized that his role is not as meaty as that of Singh or Padukone.
He even refuses to comment on the same.
However, there’s another side to the story too! Some say that it was director saab Bhansali himself who showed Kaushal the door since he felt that the ‘Masaan’ boy was not capable enough to play a Rajput king.
And now that the team is searching for a suitable replacement, reports of Padukone refusing to star opposite a Television actor are making the rounds. The reason for that being her intimate and lovemaking scenes with her on-screen husband!
Whatever the truth is….we hope Padmavati finds her man soon!