Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat finally released and is recieving accolades from different walks despite the trouble it had to face . However some reports suggest that the film maker’s first choice for the role of Rawal Ratan Singhi which is played by Shahid was Shah Rukh Khan.
As per Catch News, SRK was offered the role by Bhansali but he refused to accept as apparently the character of Allaudin Khilji now played by Ranveer Singh had more screen space. So Bhansali asked him to play the character of Khilji but he still rejected the offer.
It was being said that during that time, SRK’s film Raees was surrounded in controversies and the actor thought that playing that kind of character might create problems for him.
Now only Bhansa;li can say how much truth there is in these reports and if any other would be able to pull of the role of Khilji other than Ranveer Singh.
Padmaavat after facing a series of protests finally got to release on january 25. It was earlier scheduled to clash with Akshay Kumar starrer PadMan but after Bhansali’s request, the release date of the latter was shifted to February 9.