Despite outrage and protest all over the country, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat released last week and doing wonders at the box office. The movie has received praise from everyone including critics.
Everyone is all praise for the lead actors for their powerful performances in the movie, especially Ranveer Singh. Ranveer is receiving huge praise from the audience as well as B-Town celebrities for his portrayal of ruthless King Khilji. Shahid Kapoor has also justified his character to the perfection. However, did you know that Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor were not the first choices for the movie?
According to the reports, superstar Shah Rukh Khan was approached by Sanjay Leela Bhansali to play the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh. However, King Khan rejected the role, as he thought the movie totally revolved around Alauddin Khilji and Padmavati.
Later, when Bhansali got to know that SRK is rejecting the role because of his character, he even offered him the role of Alauddin Khilji. But King Khan again refused to accept the offer. The main reason behind King Khan’s rejection was that he was facing problems against the release of his film Raees. He was pretty concerned about his image. Fearing the consequences, he decided to reject the film altogether.
Nevertheless, Padmaavat has released and isÂ doing great at the box office. The movie has already earned Rs. 124 Crore in five days. The trends suggest that the movie will cross Rs. 200 Crore mark pretty soon.
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