Its official: Bhansali ropes in Ranveer, Deepika for ‘Padmavati’

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have been confirmed for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next venture, ‘Padmavati’. With ‘Padmavati’, Ranveer and Deepika scores hat-trick. This would be their third film with the noted filmmaker of Bollywood, Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

This is going to be Ranveer and Deepika’s third film together after ‘Ram Leela’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’. Speculation was rife about Deepika starring in Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ but the diva refused to comment on the issue. At the recently held IIFA event when Deepika Padukone was asked if her next Bollywood project is with Sanjay Leela Bahnsali, the actress answered indirectly.

‘Padmavati’ is based on tyrant emperor Alauddin Khilji’s obsession for Padmavati, the queen of Chittor. The film basically revolves around Deepika.

An insider source confirms the development, "Bhansali and Deepika are coming together for a third time, after Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani. Sanjay has yet again mounted Padmavati on a huge canvas and wanted Deepika for the lead role. She has a brilliant role and the film will mostly revolve around her character, although it also stars Ranveer Singh."

Bhansali has reportedly roped in Prakash Kapadia, who earlier scripted Bajirao Mastani to helm ‘Padmavati’.

The shooting of the movie will go on floors in September.