News earlier today quotes Ranveer Singh as explaining that he’s been asked to keep mum about the ‘Padmavati’ row. As such, and also with the film being postponed, Singh has moved on to his next project ‘Gully Boy’.

Asian Age reports a source stating, “Ranveer is keen to move on. He has already committed dates to Zoya for the film, and hence can’t let everything wait. He has already been told to not do media interviews for Padmavati before the release. And after the indefinite postponement of the movie, he cannot let other films, including Gully Boy, suffer, because he’s a thorough professional. The Padmavati shoot already meant that Gully Boy’s pre-production work was under stress. And this postponement will not let it be hampered further. Thankfully, everyone in the film industry — including Zoya — understands how Sanjay Leela Bhansali works. So they have given Ranveer a lot more space”.

Singh is playing a rapper in the film which will see him opposite Alia Bhatt for the first time.

‘Padmavati’ is rumoured to now release in 2018.