Padmavati will have one more B-town diva, Find out who is she?
Star cast of Padmavati finalized
A few weeks back during Befikre’s trailer launch, the makers of Padmavati had announced their final star cast. While Deepika Padukone was always the part of this movie, there were reports that Shahid and Ranveer are not happy with each other.
They both wanted a strong character which was better than others and Bhansali had a really tough time convincing them. After many discussions and assurances, both the actors finally agreed to come on board. Ranveer is playing the role of Alauddin Khilji and Shahid will be presented as the ruler of Chittor, Raja Raval Ratan Singh. However, very little new was disclosed about another actress who was in talks with the team to play an important character in this movie. The actress was none other than Wazir actress Aditi Rao Hyadri.
Yes you got it right. According to reports, she was in talks with the makers of the movie to play the role of Kamala Devi, one of Khilji’s favourite wives. The actress was competing with four other choices after which she was finally locked for the role. There have been several meetings which took place between Bhansali and Aditi before the director finally decided on Aditi over all other choices.
As per historians, during the conquest of Gujarat in 1297, Khilji had sent a large army under his brother Ulugh Khan and general Nusrat Khan to conquer Gujarat and destroy the idol of Somnath. After King Rai Karan fled from Nahrwala, the then capital, all of his treasures fell into the hands of Khilji, including his beautiful wife Kamla Devi, who became a part of the Sultan’s harem. Khilji fell in love with Kamla and she became his chief Begum.
Five years down the line when Alauddin decided to conquer Chittor in 1303, he defeated Raja Raval Ratan Singh and was smitten by his wife Padmavati, who was considered to be the most beautiful lady then.
Unlike Kamla Devi, who agreed to be a part of his harem, Padmavati refused and instead opted for a jauhar, immortalizing herself by jumping into a burning pyre. While Deepika starts shooting by the end of this year. Ranveer has already jumped into its preparation process. He spent last weekend with Bhansali in script reading sessions and costume trials.
So will he be bald and serious again as he went for Bajirao Mastaani? Interestingly he will be wearing wigs. The actor will soon be shifting to his apartment in Goregaon, so that he can cut short on his travel time.
Earlier, Ranveer opted for the similar strategy when he was shooting for magnum opus Bajirao Mastani.
During those days, the actors were asked to work for 14 hours a day and travelling from Bandra everyday would have been a tough task. Hence the actor came up with this solution and we believe he will follow the same this time as well. Padmavati is expected to release next year.