With highly anticipated film Padmavati’s controversies getting alarming day-by-day, we can’t help but have a flashback to last year, when it was rumoured that Fawad Khan is in talks to star in the film!
According to various Indian tabloids and publications, before the situation between the neighbouring countries deteriorated, Deepika Padukone suggested Fawad Khan play the role of either male characters to Sanjay Leela Bhansali. This was after the actress met and interacted with Fawad when both actors walked the runway for Manish Malhotra last year, before the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. It was also rumoured that Shah Rukh Khan and Ali Zafar were amongst the actors being considered for the role.
Alas, the situation took a drastic turn and cinematic alliances between Pakistan and India fell through. Ultimately Shahid Kapoor became ‘the chosen one’ to play Raja Ratan Singh, but we can’t help but wonder if it would be Fawad romancing Deepika on the big screen had it not been for the political tension. However, seeing the turmoil the film is causing these days, we are secretly glad that Fawad isn’t in the middle of that sinister situation.