Sanjay Leela Bhansali is gearing up for one of the greatest challenges of his career. With the production of Padmavati finally poised to take off, SLB’s big dream is about to come true. Viacom 18 has agreed to produce the Rs 170-crore project.
“It did take some time, yes. But this was only expected, considering the enormity of the project and the resources involved. Finally it’s all in place,” says a source very close to the filmmaker, rubbishing recent reports that a set for the film has been languishing at Film City in Mumbai.
“We were always supposed to start at the end of October or beginning of November. The stars’ dates were taken and had to be adhered to,” adds the source.
Padmavati stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. All three actors have given bulk dates and won’t be doing any other projects while shooting for this historical drama....