A few days back there were reports that Padmavati will be shelved due to the budget and casting issues. However the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has already begun work on building a set for his next magnum opus 'Padmavati' at Mehboob Studios.
"The set is being made for 'Padmavati'. The work started a few days ago and it is likely to be completed in another two-three weeks. The shoot is likely to begin from next month so the set is getting ready at the earliest," sources close to the film, said.
However, they refused to divulge details on what kind of set up is coming up stating that "it's too early to say anything." There is a board outside the studio that reads Bhansali Productions. Workers at the studio were seen carrying big wooden planks and fixing it in vertical ways.
"The work for 'Padmavati' will begin from here (set at Mehboob studios). We were looking at having a set in Filmcity but it was booked. Later we might move in there (Filmcity) depending upon the availability," sources said.
Ranveer Singh is rumoured to be doing the film but the official announcement has yet to be made. Reportedly along with Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor will also be playing a prominent role in the film.