Wait, What? Kangana Ranaut was the first choice for Padmaavat

Not Deepika Padukone, but Kangana Ranaut was the first choice to essay the role of Rani Padmavati in SLB’s Padmaavat.

What? Kangana Ranaut was the first choice for Padmaavat Wait, What? Kangana Ranaut was the first choice for Padmaavat


Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmaavat starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor in the lead proved to be a blockbuster at the box-office. While Deepika gave one of her iconic performances of the lifetime, she was not the initial choice for the role.


Yes, you heard that right. Kangana Ranaut was first approached to do the film but she rejected the offer. While talking to a leading Entertainment Portal, Kangana said that ''We had a brief meeting for Padmaavat (2018). He narrated me the script. Yes. There was this conversation, and I was doing Manikarnika then, so it didn't go anywhere. But we had a brief narration. Before that as well, he wanted me to do the Ram-Leela song. He is a filmmaker who can leave strong impressions on you, especially if you are a fresh mind."


Well, that's TMI for us.


Kangana is currently soaking in the success of her last film Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi and she also said that she deserves an Award for it.


On the work front, she will be next seen in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's Panga. She also has a couple of films in her kitty. She will be the female lead in Rajkummar Rao starrer Mental Hai Kya, the shooting for which has already started. She will also star in Jayalalithaa biopic and will be taking Tamil lessons for it.


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