Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had reportedly agreed to work with her ex-boyfriend and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati' which now stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali apparently wrote 'Padmavati' script keeping Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in mind. But just like 'Bajirao Mastani', he couldn't make it work as the two had an ugly break-up.
Now, according to Rajeev Masand's column in Open Magazine, SLB had approached Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Salman Khan for 'Padmavati' after they parted ways. According to the report, Aishwarya had almost agreed to work with Salman, but on one condition.
The twist was she was ready to work with Salman Khan only if he played the role of Alauddin Khilji, the antagonist in the film. This way, they wouldn't share any scenes together.
The report stated that Salman Khan refused to agree to this condition. Salman Khan was interested to recreate the magic of 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. But he wasn't keen on doing 'Padmavati' without having any scene with Ash.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has now cast Deepika Padukone as Padmavati, her rumoured boyfriend Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor as Deepika's husband Raja Rawal Ratan Singh.
'Padmavati' is slated to release on November 11 this year.
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