Did you really think that Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh were Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s first pick for the lead roles in Padmavati?
Sanjay Leela Bhansali talked with many top actor for these lead roles before zeroing in on Shahid and Ranveer. The interesting thing is that top actors were really interested in playing these parts. But they turned the roles down for one reason – this reason will simple shock you! These roles were turned down because of the title of the film. No top actor wanted to work in a film that sounded like a female centric film. They did not wish to be a part of a story that revolved around a female character. They agreed to work in the film only if the title was changed to suit their preferences.
But thankfully, Bhansali did not budge and refused to compromise.