After signing in an interesting star cast of Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has roped in another diva for his upcoming period drama ‘Padmavati’.
We are talking about Aditi Rao Hydari, who will reportedly be seen playing Ranveer’s wife in the movie.
Interestingly, this is the second time the actress will be working with Ranveer. Earlier, the two had paired up for a play nine years ago.
Talking about the same, Aditi told a leading daily, “Do you know even before Padmavati, Ranveer and I worked together? It was not a movie but a skit on Bollywood that me and Ranveer enacted, Shaad Ali directed and Farah Khan choreographed for Paris’s Nuit Blanche Festival in 2008. Ranveer hasn’t changed one bit. He is still an Energizer bunny, a ball of fire. He says I used to have chubby cheeks back then. He is right. I did have chubby cheeks. But he hasn’t changed one bit.”
While the diva is excited to reunite with Singh again, she can’t stop gushing about being directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and admitted that it is a dream come true moment for her.
“I remember when I had come to Mumbai, I was this lost waif trying to find my way around, my best friend asked me my wish-list of directors and I vividly remember I had mentioned three names: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Mani Ratnam and Vishal Bhardwaj,” Aditi told a leading daily.
Interestingly, the ‘Wazir’ actress has got the chance to work with two of her favourite directors simultaneously.
While she will be working with Bhansali in ‘Padmavati’, Hydari is working with Mani Ratnam in his Tamil directorial ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’.
“Working with Mani Sir and Sanjay Sir is every actor’s dream come true. When I think of how much I’ve learned from them, my eyes well up. I’ve already got two of those names. I hope to soon get Vishalji to direct me,” Aditi added.