Shahid Kapoor wants phones banned on ‘Padmavati’ sets?

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


After several leaks from the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next magnum opus ‘Padmavati’, Shahid Kapoor wants mobile phones from the sets.

Mid-Day reports that a film’s fan club managed to snap a picture of the huge set that was set up in Film City. Kapoor is now going to set an example by depositing his phone with the security guard when he arrives for shoot. He wants the sets to be a complete no phone-zone area.

A source close to Kapoor said, “For Shahid, to be able to maintain the authenticity of the character is important. When he enters the set, he wants to be automatically drawn into another era. So when he has time in between scenes, he and the co-actors sit down with Bhansali and delve into the politics and culture of the era.”

A unit source added, “The film has been mired in controversy for long, delaying the shoot considerably. Every detail of Rani Padmavati’s story, as Bhansali sees it, has become national news. It is important that the film is able to present something fresh. The actors, along with Bhansali, are taking every possible effort to ensure that there are no leaks from the set — whether an actor’s costume or any detail of the set.”