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Why Prabhas Rejected 'Padmaavat'?

Why Prabhas Rejected 'Padmaavat'?

'Padmaavat' is one of the highest grossing films of this year. The film ran into major controversies before it could hit the screens, with Hindu outfits baying for the filmmakers' blood. But Padmaavat emerged victorious at the box office upon release on January 25 this year.

In Padmaavat, Shahid Kapoor played the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh. But director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is said to have first offered the role of Ratan Singh to Baahubali star Prabhas.

A report on a website says that Bhansali was completely bowled over by Prabhas's intensity and performance in Baahubali in 2015. He then approached Prabhas for the role of Ratan Singh in Padmaavat.

The roaring success of the first Baahubali too played a part in Bhansali's proposal to Prabhas.

Prabhas, who was working on Baahubali 2 back then, was reportedly interested in collaborating with Bhansali on a project like Padmaavat.

However, once he heard the story and his role in the film, Prabhas lost interest in the project, say reports.

It is a known fact now that Shahid Kapoor's role in Padmaavat was secondary to both Deepika Padukone's and Ranveer Singh's. Kapoor's performance as Ratan Singh too was slammed by most critics. The actor faded in front of Ranveer Singh, who sank his teeth into Alauddin Khilji and made Padmaavat his own.

Prabhas, meanwhile, will next be seen in upcoming film Saaho where he is paired opposite Shraddha Kapoor.



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