With Sanjay Leela Bhansali set to wrap up the shoot for ‘Padmavati’ soon, it is being reported that he might sign his star Shahid Kapoor for his next film too.
According to Bollywood Hungama, Bhansali seems to be impressed by Kapoor’s “skilled, subtle, nuanced and under-understated” acting in ‘Padmavati’ and is keen to work with him again.
A source said, “Shahid is the band mutthi, surprise packet of Padmavati. Everyone expects the focus to be on the dramatic conflict between Ranveer and Deepika Padukone. But the truth is Shahid has as much prominence in the script than his two co-stars, if not more.”
The source added, “Not just Shahid but also his wife Mira Rajput, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has warmed up to the couple. And he adores their little daughter. SLB is not one to seek friendship with his actors. But this time, he has let his guards down. Shahid came on board as the outsider among the three protagonists. Both Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone had worked with SLB twice over. For Shahid it was a first. And he was apprehensive about the experience, especially since he wasn’t playing the title role. But the way he has embraced his space in Padmavati will win Shahid a huge amount of critical praise and mass adulation.”
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