As the speculation on the current status of Deepika Padukone’s affections for the ever-effervescent Ranveer Singh gambols from ‘cold’ to ‘lukwarm’ to ‘normal’, one person who has the maximum reason to worry is the least worried.
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansa
Any other filmmaker would be traumatized if his lead pair were to fall out before or during shooting.K Asif’s Mughal-e-Azam took 7 years to complete after Dilip Kumar and Madhubal
However this current split rumours spins a different saga for the couple’s proposed opus.
Says a source close to the project, “Ranveer and Deepika personal equation makes no difference to Rani Padmavati. Because RANVEER AND DEEPIKA DO NOT HAVE A SINGLE SCENE TOGETHER IN THE SCRIPT. It’s film where Ranveer plays a hankering suitor, Allauddin Khliji who dared to covet a Rajasthani King’s beautiful and revered wife.As per the script Deepika and Ranveer’s character never meet. Their relationship is about longing and not fulfillment and completion.”
The source says SLB would like to see a space created between the couple throughout the film. “Ranveer remains distanced from Deepika. All her scenes are with Shahid Kapoor who plays her husband. Ranveer is like Raavan in the Ramayan except that he never gets to kidnap his object of adoration, no matter how much he wants her.”
It is interesting to see how much love has blossomed on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s sets.When he shot his first film Khamoshi: The Musical Nana Patekar fell in love with Manisha Koirala who played his daughter. While SLB was shooting Hum….Dil De Chuke Sanam, Salman Khan fell in love with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. During Saawariya Ranbir Kapoor
“So much love in my cinema and on my sets. But none in my own life,” jokes Bhansali mirthlessly.