Shahid Kapoor to play Deepika’s husband in ‘Padmavati’


If the latest buzz is to be believed then Shahid Kapoor might be roped in to play Deepika Padukone’s husband in ‘Padmavati’. The name of the ‘Udta Punjab’ actor all started to make a buzz when Deepika refused to starred alongside television actor Vicky Kaushal. Deepika is not keen to romance a television actor rather she wants someone with a big name for the character of her husband. It is leant that filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is in talk with Shahid.

“Initially, a TV actor was to be signed, but Deepika put her foot down. A random actor from television won’t do for her. While she has no scenes with Ranveer, she shares some intense romantic and lovemaking scenes with her husband, so she wants a big star as her hero,” Bollywoodlife quoted a source as saying.

Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone were in a relationship in the past. Four years ago, they were too close. The actor’s car was often seen parked outside Deepika's building at Pali Hill. Shahid came close to Deepika after he parted ways with Priyanka.

‘Padmavati’ is a period drama which will revolve around the character of Sultan Alauddin Khilji - the second sultan of the Khilji dynasty and former ruler of the Delhi sultanate - and his obsessive love for Rani Padmavati of Mewar - who was renowned for her beauty and intellect.

The movie brings together the super-hit combo of Ranveer, Deepika and Bhansali for the third time after ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela - Ram Leela’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’.   

The movie will go on floors in September and will hit the big screen on 15 December 2017.