Deepika Padukone Will Star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati
Deepika Padukone performs at IIFA. (Photo Courtesy: Yogen Shah)
Deepika Padukone performs at IIFA. (Photo Courtesy: Yogen Shah)

Deepika Padukone Will Star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati

Deepika Padukone at the green carpet at IIFA in Madrid. (Photo Courtesy: Yogen Shah)
Deepika Padukone at the green carpet at IIFA in Madrid. (Photo Courtesy: Yogen Shah)

After much ado, we now finally know that Deepika Padukone will star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati.

SLB was considering either Deepika Padukone or Priyanka Chopra for the part, but Deepika was his final choice and will be her third film with the filmmaker. If rumours are anything to go by, Padmavati will be a saga about forbidden love. Bhansali’s muse Ranveer Singh will also be a part of the film.

The news was leaked by Shreyas Puranik, who has worked with SLB on the music of his previous films as well. Ever since the news was made public, his Twitter account has been deleted. It isn’t unlikely that Sanjay Leela Bhansali gave Puranik a rather hard time about it. The film will begin production in September, with an extended shooting schedule across India.

It is speculated to release on 15 December 2017.

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