WEB DESK: Few months ago, there were reports that Deepika Padukone wanted to star in Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Rangoon’. But the director opted for Kangana Ranaut. And now, according to a leading daily, Kangana was eyeing on getting the lead role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’, but Deepika has been roped in.
It is said that Kangana tried her best to convince SLB to star in his directorial. The actress was apparently sending feelers to SLB thinking that he might cast her.
Though the ‘Piku’ actress was finalized for the film, still ‘the ‘Queen’ star was trying to get the role. If the reports are to be believed at one point Kangana directly told SLB that she wanted the movie. But, SLB thought that Kangana couldn’t fit the bill for the character.
‘Padmavati’ is based on Rani Padmavati of Chittor. Reportedly, Ranveer Singh will play the role of Alauddin Khilji in the movie.