SLB’s Padmavati to cost a whopping 190 crores?

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati is already garnering a lot of interest among his fans. The movie, which will feature the much wanted Deepika Padukone, has been in the news for some time now. While the buzz is that Ranveer Singh will feature as the main lead, along with another lead – Shahid Kapoor, official confirmations on this are yet awaited.

News is that the movie is planned to have a gigantic budget after including the costs of the ‘highest paid’ lead stars. A leading daily reports a source as saying, “Sanjay’s Padmavati will have a budget almost unheard of in Bollywood. It’s a terribly risky affair because although Bajirao Mastani worked at the box office, Padmavati’s budget is way higher than BM.The sets are huge and the production cost for the film will be in the range of Rs 130-140 crore itself. Add another Rs 20 crore for print and publicity campaigns. Along with this, the leading cast will charge around Rs 30 crore in total. Out of that Rs 30 crore, Deepika will get Rs 12 crore, Ranveer and Shahid are charging around Rs 8 crore each. That makes the budget of Padmavati a staggering Rs 180-190 crore which is mammoth.”

Well, what do you think of that?