Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s periodic drama Padmaavat, is one of the highest grossing films of this year, in which Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone played the lead roles. Though Padmaavat ran into major controversies before its release but finally it emerged victorious at the box office upon release on 25th January this year. It is known news that Shahid Kapoor essayed the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh. But Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted to rope Young Rebel Star Prabhas and he also first offered the role of Ratan Singh to him but the actor who was basking in the glory of SS Rajamouli’s historic and war drama Baahubali 2:The Conclusion, did not show any interest for Padmaavat as he did found the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh meaty enough. So he rejected the offer. Later Sanjya Leela Bhanslai brought Shahid Kapoor on the board.
Sources say that once Prabhas heard the story and his role in the film, he lost interest in the project.
Meanwhile Prabhas is working with Sujeeth Reddy for big budget drama Saaho in which he is paired opposite Shraddha Kapoor. Neil Nitin Mukesh is playing the villain in this film, which is being bankrolled by UV Creations.