‘Padmavati’ has managed to get much hype right from its initial stages. Fans of the actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone were thrilled to know that the two would be seen together in another movie after their epic ‘Bajirao Mastani’ became a super-hit.
Early reports had revealed that Padukone had refused to let ‘Masaan’ actor Vicky Kaushal play the role of Raja Ratansen, her husband. The actress wanted a known name for the role and Shahid Kapoor was soon cast for the part.
Then came the news that Ranveer Singh wanted his role to be meatier. Both lead actors were reportedly vying for more screen space. After the actor was spotted late night outside Bhansali’s office several times, things were finally worked out.
While all this has been going on, one producer seems to be getting cold feet. You see, ‘Padmavati’ has an insane budget of Rs 180 crore, making it one of the most expensive films ever. The film is being produced by Bhansali, Eros International and Viacom 18. A massive set has been constructed at Mehboob Studios and shooting is supposed to start soon.
We hope Bhansali can keep ahead of his troubles; in case he can’t, here’s some advice: dude your sets really don’t need to be THAT elaborate.