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Surge in his role and also the pay cheque, Shahid demands


With some of the ebstactors in town working on one projects, it has to be the most talked about project for now. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has already become the talk of the town. We’ll finally see Ranveer Singh as the rebellious Sultan Allauddin Khilji, Deepika Padukone as beautiful and powerful Padmavati and Shahid Kapoor as Raja Raval Ratan Singh.

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With huge actors comes a huge responsibility of giving them substantial roles and equal screen time. And, Shahid won’t compromise for nothing. Initially, he demanded major changes in the script as he plays the second lead. He asked Bhansali to make his role as strong as Ranveer who is the first lead and SLB happily agreed to do so. Secondly, Shahid also asked for a fee hike since he’s playing a second lead in the film.

Apparently, Shahid will be paid around Rs 8-10 crore for PADMAVATI which is the highest he has got till date. Usually he gets paid around Rs 6-7 crore, but for this film he is getting a higher amount and the reason behind it is that he is playing the second lead. Also there was no other actor who was ready to play the role of Raja Raval Ratan Singh and SLB was left with no option but to pay this huge amount to Sasha.