They last created magic on screen with the eternal love story of Devdas and Paro and while both moved on to bigger things in their own right, fans kept hoping that they would reunite for another epic. It appears those prayers have been answered. For weeks, rumours were abuzz that Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali met over dinner, while the actor was promoting his film Fan in Dubai, to discuss the prospect of a film together. And now reports suggest that SRK will probably be playing the lead in Bhansali’s next.
According to DNA India, SRK and Bhansali have been in talks for a role in one of the two scripts that Bhansali is working on. While there are details on one, titled Padmavati, the other one is still very much under wraps. Padmavati is going to be yet another period film featuring two male characters, Raja Ratansen and Sultan Allaudin Khilji and is being pitched as an anti-hero film. With SRK’s rekindled love for anti-hero roles, as we’ve seen in Fan, it is likely that this is another one of the projects that the actor is taking up on the journey to reinvent himself.
However, a source reveals that SRK is not signing Padmavati and will instead be a part of the second film. “While Padmavati is being pitched as an anti-hero film, it is all about Padmavati, and hence a heroine-centric film. It won’t interest SRK,” the source said. “SLB met Khan on Sunday and the two are in talks for a role. But it’s most likely for another film. Shah Rukh has played an anti-hero many times before. From Bazigaar to Don to Fan. Why would he act in a film that belongs to the leading lady? Also, he has two films to start. Imtiaz Ali’s next as well as Aanand L Rai’s dwarf film. SLB has already announced the release date of Padmavati for next year, which means shooting for it should start this year. SRK simply doesn’t have the dates for it.”
Padmavati or not, there is at least one film that will see the two legends come together in the near future and that’s enough of a reason to keep checking on updates.
Courtesy: Instep (The News International)