The film Padmavati by Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been making lots of noise even before it has been released in the theatres. The film sets have been smashed by some fanatic groups both in Kolhapur and Rajashthan, which has made the makers to shift their shoot to Bombay. The film has the lead actors like Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, which is all set to hit the theatres this November. Though everyone seems to be excited about seeing the love birds Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh coming together who are playing the characters like Rani Padmavati (lead role) and Ranveer Singh as the antagonist Alauddin Khilji respectively.
However, not many would know the fact that they were not the original choice for these said roles by the makers as it was first offered to the ex-couple – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Salman Khan. However, the B Town venture never materialized since both the actors Aishwarya and Salman fell apart. Now as per a news article from a weekly column for a magazine, despite they had their ugly breakup, the filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali had high hopes of making a movie with Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead the lead roles, however, it did’nt work.
As per reports, the director has been in tough with the stars in order to know whether they are still keen on to do the said film. The role of Khilji was supposed to be given to Salman Khan and the role of Padmavati to be given to Aish considering the fact that they never had to share the space together. There were chances of Aish getting convinced about the same but Salman declined the idea. This was because he do not want to be in the film in which her former lover was there. SLB tried to bring back the two who gave the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam wherein we get to see the magical chemistry between the two.