Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Padmavati? Reports say no
Reports say that the director-actor chemistry will not be there in the Upcoming film, Padmavati.
The warm friendship between director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is beyond the films they have worked together. According to a source of DNA “They meet socially (last at the Bachchans’ Diwali bash). He counts her as one of the few friends he has in the industry. But that’s it. There’s been no talk of working together on Padmavati.”
This fact puts an end to spreading rumours that the duo will be collaborating again. The reports says that no scope is there to field another actress in a leading role or a special song.
“The conflict in the plot hinges on the three characters — Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone), her husband Raja Rawal Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) and Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh), who falls for Padmavati. Aditi Rao Hydari plays Khilji’s wife. Besides that, there is no other female character,” adds the DNA report.
At initial times, Aishwarya was the main contender to play Padmavati. The casting of Ranveer Singh as Khilji changed the entire casting plan.
So, any chance for them to work together? Rumour has it that Leela Bhansali has a love story set in Kashmir, for which he only aspires for Rai.