Casting Coup to occur for Bhansali's Padmavati

With Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh on board for Bhansali's next 'Padmavati', the trio are all set to set the box office ablaze for the third time. Now the cherry on top would be signing on Shahid Kapoor as well. The news is reportedly as true as it gets, if all goes well that is! Well, rumour mills are abuzz that Shahid Kapoor has been approached by Sanjay Leela Bhansali to play the King of Chittor in his next magnum opus biopic, 'Padmavati'

According to reports, it was stated that initially a television actor was signed to play Deepika's husband in the film, but the actress didn't approve of it.

Needless to say if Shahid, 35, accepts the role, 'Padmavati' would mark his first collaboration with Bhansali and also with Ranveer Singh and Deepika.