It was recently reported that film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next film will be based on the life of Ala-ud-Din, one of the most powerful rulers of the Delhi Sultanate. Now, a source close to Bhansali says that he has started working on the script of the film, which is likely to highlight the ruler’s obsession with the queen of Mewar, Rani Padmini (also known as Padmavati).
“Bhansali has already started doing his research. Khilji is the most powerful character that Bhansali has ever portrayed in a film. He has been reading up extensively about the ruler’s conquests, his historical background and journey. He recently met three generations of historians to trace the life of Khilji,” says the source.
Apparently, Bhansali has got Ranveer Singh on board for the lead role. But there is no official confirmation yet. The film is slated to release by December next year.