Rumours of a cold war between ‘Padmaavat’ co-stars Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh continue to grow stronger even as controversies surrounding the film have subsided.
According the to latest buzz, Shahid Kapoor allegedly wants to skip the success party being hosted by ‘Padmaavat’ team after the period drama crossed Rs 200 crore at the box office. Reason?
Gossip mills suggest Shahid Kapoor isn’t interested to cross paths with Ranveer Singh.
Shahid allegedly doesn’t want any more comparisons of his character in the film, Maha Rawal Ratan Singh, to Ranveer’s Alauddin Khilji. Shahid reportedly doesn’t want to get involved in a media interaction with all of them together.
Shahid Kapoor, who is currently busy with ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’, has reportedly not allotted any dates for the film’s success party.
Recently, Shahid Kapoor has been making headlines with his comments on ‘Padmaavat’.
For the uninitiated, Shahid first said playing Maha Rawal Ratan Singh was the biggest risk of his career as people did not know much about the character's journey. He said he knew his character is an underdog in the film. Shahid later fired another salvo by saying he felt like an outsider on the sets of ‘Padmaavat’. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama, which finally released on January 25 amid violent protests by fringe groups, unites the trio of Bhansali, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone for the third time. Bhansali, Ranveer and Deepika have earlier worked together on ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’, whereas ‘Padmaavat’ is the first time Shahid has collaborated with them.
Reacting to Shahid’s ‘outsider’ remark, Ranveer Singh reportedly said that he did his best to welcome Shahid and did whatever he could do to be a supportive co-actor.
‘Padmaavat’, earlier titled ‘Padmavati’, was in the eye of the storm as several Rajput groups and politicians were up in arms against the film over an alleged dream sequence between Khilji and Padmavati, a claim repeatedly denied by the director and the team.
The film was stuck with the censor board for a while and had to miss its December 1 release last year. It arrived in the theatres on January 25, minus the 'i' in the title, and several disclaimers and modifications.