Padmavati Row

It is hoped that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s statement that there is no dream sequence between the characters played by Deepika Padukone (right) and Ranveer Singh in “Padmavati” will put the row over the release of the film to rest. (Ranveer Singh/Twitter photo)

MUMBAI—Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has rubbished rumors and reports of a romantic dream sequence between Rani Padmavati and the invader Allauddin Khilji in his forthcoming movie "Padmavati."

"There is no interaction whatsoever between the characters played by Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh," Bhansali said.

A video recording by Bhansali declaring zero interaction between Rani Padmavati and Khilji is expected to be put out.

A source close to Bhansali said: "We've been going hoarse saying there is absolutely no dream sequence featuring Deepika and Ranveer. They haven't shot together in 'Padmavati' for a single day. We don't know who started this rumor of the two being together.

"It has caused monstrous mischief for the project and created havoc with Mr. Bhansali's peace of mind."

In the latest interview to Filmfare, Singh has also said he has no scenes with Padukone.

To a question whether having Padukone, with whom he shares a personal equation, as his co-star in this "stressful film" helped, Ranveer Singh said: "I have no scenes with her in this film at all. But it's nice to have someone you can confide in. It's comforting.”

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