Sanjay Leela Bhansali is currently deep neck in the making of his magnum opus Padmavati. The period drama is based on the ruthless invader Alauddin Khilji and his attempt to capture for himself the beautiful Rani Padmini of Chittor. If you want to believe, the filmmaker will not only explore the fascination of Alauddin with Rani Padmini, but also his attraction to his slave general Malik Kafur.
If this is true, it will be the first time Ranveer Singh will play a bisexual character on the screen. Previously, the actor had said in a podcast that he would not mind playing such roles, but the script would have to be really special for him.
It is said that Jim Sarbh will play the role of Malik Kafur in Padmavati. While Jim was on board some time ago, his character has been kept secret until now.
Meanwhile, Deepika Padukone, who will be seen as Rani Padmini in the film, will receive more money than her male co-stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. Deepika will earn an astonishing Rs 13 crore from the film, while Ranveer and Shahid will take home Rs 10 crore each.