Mumbai: Speculations were rife that there would be a dream sequence featuring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone who essay the roles of Alauddin Khilji and the Rani Padmavati respectively in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming magnum opus. But the latest report puts all rumours to rest.
In the period-drama, Shahid Kapoor, who essays Raja Rawal Ratan Singh, is romantically paired opposite Deepika. Since Ranveer plays the antagonist (Alauddin), he wouldn’t share screen space with his rea-life rumoured ladylove Deepika.
According to historical records, Alauddin and Padmavati never came face-to-face and hence the filmmaker intends to keep the essence of reality intact on celluloid.
"Ranveer and Deepika are not romantically paired opposite each other in the film. There is no romantic song or scene between them in the narrative of the film or even as a dream sequence. In fact, there is no interaction between Alauddin Khilji and Padmavati. This is written history and history cannot be tampered with," sources said.
"...Sanjay Leela Bhansali, as a filmmaker, has always been sensitive towards people's sentiments and has treated the subject with utmost respect," they added.
(With PTI inputs)