Padmavati: Will Deepika Padukone accept Shahid Kapoor as her onscreen husband? family, wedding pictures, age, height, weight, biography
After giving back-to-back hits like Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani, the National Award-winning director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is all set to roll this september with his much-talked about magnum opus Padmavati. While Bollywood’s rumoured couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will be playing the titular characters of Rani Padmavati and Sultan Alauddin Khilji in the film, the makers are yet to decide whom to cast for the role of Rani Padmavati’s husband, Raja Rawal Ratan Singh in the film. Reports said that Deepika has been rejecting actors for the role.
Earlier it was reported that Masaan actor Vicky Kaushal would play the part of Rani Padmavati’s husband and had even auditioned for the role. But Deepika allegedly asked for a bigger actor to play the role of her husband, which led Vicky to walk out of the project in a huff. Initially a television actor was signed to play Deepika’s husband in the film, but the actress allegedly didn’t approve as the actor was not considered big enough to share screen space with her.
There was also a rumour that Pakistani actor Fawad Khan has been approached by the makers for this role and it was Deepika who had suggested his name. But, things apparently didn’t work out. Recently, the two shared the ramp together at a fashion show which created buzz around casting the actor in the film.
Reportedly, the Piku actress and Ranveer would not be seen sharing any scenes together in the film. Deepika would be sharing some intimate scenes with her husband in the movie, and therefore, wants a bigger star to play her on-screen husband. So in order to find someone to match her league, apparently the makers have approached Bollywood’s heartthrob Shahid Kapoor for the role.
According to a report published in BollywoodLife.com, Shahid is likely to sign the film. His wife Mira is pregnant and the actor is supposed to take some time off.
Whether Deepika will approve Shahid as her on screen husband or not, is the question that only the Bajirao Mastani actress can answer. Till then we will have to wait and watch what will unfold in the days to come.
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