Their much-awaited magnum-opus Padmavati has yet not come out in cinemas, but the reports of a possible reunion between Shahid Kapoor and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have already started doing the rounds.
According to reports, SLB is so impressed with Shahid Kapoor’s stellar performance in the period drama that he is considering to cast the actor for one of his upcoming ventures.
A source says, “Shahid is the surprise packet of Padmavati. Everyone expects the focus to be on the dramatic conflict between Ranveer and Deepika Padukone. But the truth is, Shahid has as much prominence in the script as his two co-stars, if not more.”
The source further adds, “Not just Shahid but also his wife Mira Rajput, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has warmed up to the couple. And he adores their little daughter. SLB is not one to seek friendship with his actors. But this time, he has let his guard down. Shahid came on board as the outsider among the three protagonists. Both Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone had worked with SLB twice over. For Shahid, it was a first. And he was apprehensive about the experience, especially since he wasn’t playing the title role. But the way he has embraced his space in Padmavati will win Shahid a huge amount of critical praise and mass adulation.”
Is SLB planning another period with Shahid? We will have to wait and watch!