Here what Shahid Kapoor has to say about the rumours of not working opposite Katrina Kaif
Shahid Kapoor's 2017 release 'Rangoon' was a colossal box-office disaster, and the actor had all his hopes pined on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's multi-starring period juggernaut 'Padmavati'.
However, when the film got mired in controversy throughout the nation ultimately getting indefinitely postponed, the onus has now shifted to his next project.
Shahid's next, his maiden collaboration with 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' director Shree Narayan Singh, has been in the news for a while now.
With rumours of Shraddha Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha being in contention to be his leading lady gaining momentum, a leading publication ran a story citing Shahid Kapoor's apprehension with not wanting to star opposite Katrina Kaif as one of the reasons behind her not featuring in the film, despite being in contention.
However, the award winning actor squashed all rumours with a single tweet. Director Shree Narayan Singh also rubbished the news.
“This is absolutely untrue I do not even understand where this is coming from why would Shahid be unhappy? Firstly Shahid does not interfere with the creatives and casting, secondly, We are yet to take a call on this. Myself and Prerna – producer will take a joint call very soon. Regards to Katrina or any actor, it is the director’s call and Shahid equally supports this. To sum it up Shahid has no reservations at all if Katrina is on board, in fact, he will be glad to have her on the film. It’s better not to speculate things like this," Pinkvilla quoted the director as saying.
Shahid, who'll star as Maharawal Ratan Singh in 'Padmavati,' will be seen alongside Deepika Padukone as the eponymous queen and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji.
Maharawal Ratan Singh was a ruler of the Medapata (Mewar) kingdom in present-day Rajasthan, India. He belonged to the Rawal branch of the Guhila dynasty, which ruled from the Chitrakuta fort (modern Chittorgarh). The last ruler of this branch, he was defeated by Alauddin Khalji in 1303 CE.