Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to move to Goregaon for 'Padmavati'

Updated: Dec 18, 2016, 12:40 IST | Bharati Dubey

Like Sanjay Leela Bhansali's lead couple did for 'Bajirao Mastani', Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will move in close to the sets of 'Padmavati' at Film City, Goregaon as well

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone

Being a taskmaster that he is, Sanjay Leela Bhansali likes his actors going the extra length to get into the skin of their characters. Last year, the lead pair of 'Bajirao Mastani', Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone had moved closer to the set in Goregaon, and the film did phenomenal business at the box office. Eager to repeat the success with upcoming period drama, 'Padmavati', the filmmaker has got the two actors to shift to a temporary address once again till the shoot is wrapped up. 

Ranveer Singh

Sources close to the production house say the hotel that she's putting up in is a five-minute drive from Film City. “The shift will also enable both of them to report to the set at any time of the day, without having to spend hours on the commute. Deepika stays in Prabhadevi while Ranveer's house is in Bandra. Travelling to Goregaon can be a real pain, especially during peak hours. So, Deepika will stay in the hotel as long as her schedule continues. She is mostly shooting in the night. Ranveer will resume filming in mid-January and will be put up in a highrise nearby," says a production insider.

A still from Bajirao Mastani
A still from Bajirao Mastani

Ranveer is currently promoting his latest outing, 'Befikre'. For 'Bajirao Mastani', he had stayed at a hotel for more than two months and Deepika followed suit soon after.

The entrance to Film City in Goregaon
The entrance to Film City in Goregaon

'Padmavati' is a dramatised account of the 1303 siege of the Chittor Fort in Rajasthan. Tyrant ruler Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer) led the invasion, motivated by his desire to capture the beautiful queen, Rani Padmini (Deepika), the wife of Mewar king Rawal Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor). The film is slated to release in November 2017.

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