Mumbai: Rubbishing the damaging rumours and defamatory news reports that are hypothesising over a romantic dream sequence between Rani Padmavati and the invader Allauddin Khilji, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has finally come out to say, “There is no interaction whatsoever between the characters played by Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.” A video recording by Bhansali to this effect is expected out shortly.
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Says a source close to the filmmaker, “We’ve been going hoarse saying there is absolutely no dream sequence featuring Deepika and Ranveer. They haven’t shot together in Padmavati for a single day. We don’t know who started this rumour of the two being together. It has caused monstrous mischief for the project and wreaked havoc with Mr Bhansali’s peace of mind.”
Padmavati is based on the legend of Rani Padmini, a Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Avadhi language epic poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540.
The film stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as Maha Rawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji.
The movie, slated to release on December 1, has run into controversy over its plot, with some right wing outfits calling it the wrong portrayal of the Rajput queen.
The period drama has been facing protests from various communal groups, including Shree Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering historical facts.