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No, Hrithik Roshan has not replaced Ranveer Singh in Padmavati

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published Aug 19, 2016, 12:26 am IST
Updated Aug 19, 2016, 8:44 am IST
The actor rubbishes talks of having ousted Ranveer Singh from SLB’s next.
Hrithik Roshan
 Hrithik Roshan

The curiously twisted reports of Hrithik Roshan replacing Ranveer Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Rani 'Padmavati' has the former bewildered, amused and annoyed.

Hrithik, who is busy with preparations for his home production 'Kaabil', wanted to make himself heard on the matter.

 

The actor said, “These reports are utterly false and baseless. Why would I be looking at replacing any actor? I’d love to work with Sanjay Bhansali again after 'Guzaarish'. But sorry, this is just someone’s imagination.”

Incidentally, Bhansali was very keen that Hrithik do 'Bajirao Mastani' but the actor opted for Mohenjo Daro instead.

“SLB was adamant that Hrithik play Bajirao. But Hrithik was already doing a period film with Ashutosh (Gowariker) and he didn’t want to do two costume dramas simultaneously. Since he was committed to Mohenjo Daro, he regretfully turned down Bajirao Mastani,” a source revealed.

Regarding the rumours of Ranveer’s ouster from Rani Padmavati, a source from  Sanjay  Leela Bhansali productions confirmed that those are untrue.

“It is Ranveer who will play Allauddin  Khilji  in Rani Padmavati. We don’t know where these rumours of Mr Bhansali being upset with  Ranveer are coming from,” said the source.

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