The release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has been marred with controversies, and there is a new one adding to it. Earlier it was known that the filmmaker’s team has decided to market his team by sending Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone on Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 11 for promotions. But even that seems to have a change ofplans. Shahid has opted out of promoting the film with Deepika on Bigg Boss 11, and henceforth will be promoting the event separately.
As per new reports in Pinkvilla, says a source, “Deepika is going on BB11 alone to promote Padmavati and so will Ranveer go on his own, separately but Shahid is not going on Salman’s show at all. The actress will first make an appearance on the show during the first week of December ((Padmavati releases on December 1) and she will be followed by Ranveer after that. It was a unilateral call taken by Bhansali and his team, in the light of various controversies erupting over the release of the film. They decided it was best that Deepika and Ranveer not to come together on a common platform and promote the film at all – on any television show. Deepika, Ranveer and the creative and marketing teams of Padmavati have decided that the two stars won’t promote the film together on any television show on any platform. As far as Shahid is concerned, apparently he is upset with the way the makers are publicizing the film and highlighting Ranveer more than him, so he will come on other shows in solo appearances. Of course, all the lead actors have to show their unity with Bhansali hence all will maintain that in public and pretend everything is just fine. In private however, it is a different story.” ALSO READ: Padmavati New Song Ek Dil Ek Jaan: Deepika Padukone – Shahid Kapoor’s Chemistry Is A Breath Of Fresh Air
The three lead actors were earlier set to come together to promote the film in the evening today in Ahmedabad (Gujarat) at an event. However, the show got cancelled a couple of days ago. The source adds, “One doesn’t know why the Ahmedabad show got cancelled as a promotional schedule had been chalked out and Ranveer, Deepika and Shahid’s dates had been coordinated. It was for the first time that the trio were coming together on a common platform but now it’s not happening. People have created a controversy about a dream sequence between Deepika and Ranveer and the makers including Bhansali have gone hoarse denying it. There is no dream or romantic sequence between them at all, in fact they don’t even meet in the film, but the Padmavati team didn’t want to take a chance and bring them on a public platform together and create more controversy.” Padmavati releases on December 1.