Padmavati: Forget Deepika, Ranveer Singh to romance Jim Sarbh

Padmavati: Forget Deepika, Ranveer Singh to romance Jim Sarbh

The magnum opus will see Ranveer playing the role of Alauddin Khilji while Deepika plays the titular role of Rani Padmini.

On Wednesday, the actress had shared a logo of "Padmavati" - thereby starting the promotions of the film, which was mired in controversy during its shoot over its subject. Deepika Padukone features on both of the posters and dons a royal look with a lot of heavy jewellery. Going by the posters, the film is surely going to be a blockbuster. It'll be interesting to see Ranveer in a negative character for the first time, who gets obsessed by the unmatched beauty of Rani Padmini and captures her husband, Raja Rawal Ratan Singh. Finally, the makers have come up with the first glimpse of Padmavati movie. And mind you, this is the first time Shahid is working with the film's director Sanjay Leela Bhansali as well.

The reports further suggest that it will be Neerja actor Jim Sarbh who will be seen playing the role of Malik Kafur in Padmavati. Now there are reports doing rounds stating that Ranveer, the prince charming would be shown as a bisexual. "He bought the slave for a thousand Dinars during his conquest of Gujarat and Kafur slowly rose to the rank of Khilji's chief advisor and later the Malik Naib (deputy ruler)".

Shahid is reportedly learning six different forms of sword fighting from six different trainers. It was earlier scheduled for a Diwali (November 17) release.

The makers of the film are trying to create hype around Padmavati before releasing the first teaser and trailer of the movie.