New Delhi: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is basking in the success of his latest release 'Padmaavat'. However, only a few know that the ace filmmaker was turned down not once but twice by none other but Shah Rukh Khan.
The actor-director had last collaborated for 2002 released 'Devdas' and the film
According to a report in DNA, the Baadshah Khan has politely declined two offers of Bhansali last year. The report stated that even while Shah Rukh Khan is waiting to work with Bhansali again, and the two discussed a few scripts, but nothing caught the Khan's fancy.
However, this did not affect their equation at all. In fact, the duo has promised to team up again very soon.
As of now, Shah Rukh is currently busy wrapping up Anand L Rai's 'Zero' apart from looking into the VFX for the film. The film will show him in the role of a dwarf. The movie also features Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif and is slated to release during Christmas.
Also, there were reports of him agreeing to meet Siddharth Roy Kapur, who is producing the Rakesh Sharma biopic titled, 'Salute'. In addition, once he is through with 'Zero', he is expected to begin shooting for the third franchise of Farhan Akhtar's 'Don'.
In the meanwhile, we learn that one of the roles that King Khan said no to was that of Alauddin Khilji in 'Padmaavat'. As per reports, the makers were keen to cast Shah Rukh in the role of a power-obsessed monarch. However, by that time, Shah Rukh had already allotted his dates to Anand's 'Zero' and did not wish to step back.
Well, it seems it will take some more time for the 'Devdas' director-actor duo to team up again.