It’s finally happening! Shahid Kapoor has agreed to work in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati opposite Deepika Padukone. Bhansali’s Padmavati is going to be another love saga, featuring Shahid, Deepika and Ranveer Singh.
Bhansali’s had to do a lot of convincing for getting Shahid as the second lead in the movie. Sasha will be playing Deepika’s husband in the love story, as Raja Raval Ratan Singh, according to reports.
This is not all, as Shahid has also received a hefty paycheck for accepting a second-lead in the movie. He has been paid about 40 percent more than the amount he normally gets.
“Shahid will be paid around Rs 8-10 crore for Padmavati which is the highest he has got till date. Usually Sasha gets paid around Rs 6-7 crore, but for this film he is getting a higher amount and the reason behind it is that he is playing the second lead.”
“Also there was no other actor who was ready to play the role of Raja Raval Ratan Singh and SLB was left with no option but to pay this huge amount to Sasha,” a source informed.
For Padmavati, a huge is been constructed at the Mehboob Studios. The set will resemble Chittor, the place where the movie is been based. Meanwhile, Deepika will be playing Rani Padmavati, while Ranveer will be essaying the role of Alauddin Khilji.