If all goes well, Shahid Kapoor will be back in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next, a contemporary love story that the visionary filmmaker is planning next. Apparently the filmmaker is deeply impressed by Shahid’s “skilled, subtle, nuanced and under-understated” performance in Padmavati.
Says a source from the film’s unit, “Shahid is the band mutthi, 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 than his two co-stars, if not more.”
The clinching factor is not the friendship but the vast skills that Shahid has brought to his role of Rani Padmavati’s calm, strong-willed husband. SLB has told close friends that it will be Shahid in his next film, and none of the other names being tossed around carelessly.
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