Bhansali’s Padmavati is in the news for a long time now. Ranveer, Deepika and Shahid starrer is creating the right waves, but we were quite surprised when we recently heard that this film was originally meant to star Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in lead roles.
And keeping in mind that we are altogether eager to see lovebirds Deepika Padukone depict Rani Padmavati and Ranveer Singh as the adversary Alauddin Khilji, they were not the first decision for the parts. The film was first offered to ex-couple Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Salman Khan, years back.
However, the project never appeared since Aish and Salman fell apart. Bhansali got in touch with the stars to check if they were still willing to do the film. Much to the surprise of everyone, Aish would have agreed to do the film, only if Salman was playing the role of Alauddin Khilji.
Given that Alauddin and Padmavati have no scenes together, Aishwarya would have promptly agreed. But unfortunately, Salman rejected the offer as he wanted to recreate their Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam love angle in Padmavati as well.
Film to be released on November 17.