The ever chocolate boy, Shahid Kapoor has signed Padmavati with Sanjay Leela Bhansali opposite the queen of bollywood, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh as the antagonist.
The reason this story is eye catchy is because the title role fits for Deepika. Then why is Shahid still keen on working for the film. Let’s explore the true side of the story.
The Director Of Dreams
Shahid believes working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali is every actor’s dream. The unique sense of films that Bhansali has and the cinema that he produces is something every actor wants to experience. Every actor from Shahrukh, Salman, Hrithik, Ranveer have worked with him, so losing out on this opportunity would be a major loss to Shahid Kapoor in terms of fulfilling the wish list that he has.
The 100 Crore Club
After completing 13 years in the industry and emerging as an independent and successful actor, Shahid Kapoor has received awards and many successful films in his career yet he failed to reach the 100-crore club, which is the trend in today’s cinema. Having worked with the most talented directors like Imtiaz Ali, Vishal Bhardwaj and many more, he never got lucky with the box office numbers. His R Rajkumar remains the highest grosser in his category of films. Working with Bhansali would not just be an opportunity to work with him but will also give him a 100-crore club movie.
Bhansali’s last Bajirao Mastani and Ram Leela were massive hits and 100-crore club films. Almost all the actors who entered the film industry after Shahid Kapoor have got lucky with their box office numbers. Shahid is one successful actor that remains to have achieved this and he knows Sanjay Leela Bhansali can surely give him one.
Although the title role belongs to Deepika in the film, Ranveer plays the antagonist and Shahid Kapoor will be playing Deepika’s husband as Raja Ratan Singh.
After Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani, Deepika and Ranveer will hit the screens with their duo in Padmavati this time but what’s more interesting is the debut of Shahid Kapoor in a Bhansali production.