No doubt that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is amongst the ace Bollywood directors. Pick any of his directorial and see for yourself. No matter which film he opts for, he just creates magic. Devdas, Bajirao Mastani, and his recent flick Padmaavat say it all! His work has been exemplary and it’s pretty obvious that everybody would want to work with him. But it seems that Baahubali star Prabhas rejected Padmaavat.
Can not believe it, right? Well, it seems that gossip mills are abuzz with the news too. Can you even imagine Mahendra Baahubali doing some kick a** action in Padmaavat? Just hear us out!
As per a recent media report, initially, Prabhas was the first choice for the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh. That’s not it, apparently, the Prabhas rejected Padmaavat because the role wasn’t strong enough for him.
The role was later bagged by Shahid Kapoor and we aren’t disappointed at all. He did justice to his character and his performance was great in the film.
Interestingly, Prabhas is not the only one who was being considered by the veteran director. According to another media report, It seems that Bollywood’s very own, Shah Rukh Khan was also in the director’s checklist, for Maharawal Ratan Singh. However, SRK declined the proposal. Reportedly, it was because he felt that the story circumferenced around Alauddin Khilji and Padmaavat.
Speaking of Padmaavat, the film was massively successful at the box office and also bagged much kudos from the audiences and critics alike. The film starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor released on 25 January 2018.
We still wonder how the blockbuster would have turned out if Prabhat was featured in it. Given his acting skills and strong on-screen presence, he would have nailed the character.
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