Turns out that Deepika made a thorough check of the set. A source says, "She was even making a few inquiries about the nitty-gritties of the shoot."
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Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been wanting to roll the film since at least the past 15 days. The first hurdle was to get the investor, finally Viacom 18 came on board.
The second hurdle was that he had to pacify his male leads- Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. Both have been feeling terribly insecure about the length of their respective roles and not too long ago, SLB even had to call a meeting wherein he had to explain to both of them at length that neither will be shortchanged (Shahid Threatens To Quit Padmavati, Bhansali Summons Feuding Stars To Save Film, Oct 5).
Adds the source, "Things are much better now. Bhansali is likely to start it any day. It's a very exciting film- big stars, big sets- the usual Bhansali stuff."
With set decorators working round the clock at Mehboob Studios, and the film’s leading cast– Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor– known for getting into their character, fans can expect another magnum opus in the making.
Padmavati is the third time that the real life lovers Ranveer Singh and Deepika will be cast together- the other two instances being SLB's Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani, both the film ran away to glory. Ironically, this one also stars Deepika's ex-flame Shahid Kapoor who was linked up with her for a brief period, much after she had parted ways with Ranbir Kapoor.
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