Ranveer Singh will be working in Sanjay Leela Bansali's Padmavati along with Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor. When asked if he had an ego issue with Shahid coming on board for the film, this is what he had to say, "At the beginning of the year, Mr Bhansali (Sanjay Leela; film-maker) spoke to me about it, saying, “I want to make a film called Padmavati with you.” I thought it was going to be a beauty versus the beast or the heroine versus an anti-hero kind of a story. I was very excited and committed to it. Then, I went to shoot Befikre, while the scripting [for Padmavati] was on. When I came back and read the script, there was a prominent third part. I told him what I thought about the script. As a policy, I never get into the casting decisions [of any character] of a film, unless my opinion or suggestion is asked for. We had that discussion and I clearly, told him that, “We should get the best possible actor to play this part.” And I am very excited about Shahid [coming on board]. I think he’s a brilliant actor and an amazing inclusion to our team. He will add immense value".