As per the rumours Shah Rukh Khan was supposed to cast for the role but later Sanjay denied when he was asked.
A source close to Deccan Chronicle states, “Fawad was never considered, let alone offered, Rani Padmavati. He was briefly considered for another project that Sanjay Bhansali was to produce, though not direct. As for Rani Padmavati two of the three principal cast members.”
“Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have already been locked in.
Earlier names of some of the Bollywood biggies were announced one of who will be Deepika’s husband in Padmavati but untill now nothing has been finalised.