A hectic shooting schedule for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama-Padmavati, coupled with Mumbai’s testing traffic, has compelled Juhu boy Shahid Kapoor to shift base to a popular Goregaon five-star in a bid to minimise the time spent on commute.
Shahid has taken a cue from his co-actors, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, and moved closer to the Film City set to successfully negotiate his acting commitments and fitness routine.
A source tells mid-day, “Shahid would spend four hours travelling. He moved into a Goregaon hotel for the previous schedule, given that it is closer to Film City. He would start shooting early in the morning and continue working till the wee hours of the next day. Since he needed to sport two distinct looks for the film, working out was crucial. Shahid will stay there for a few weeks.”
The father misses spending time with his daughter Misha. A unit hand informs, “One day, after an early pack up, Shahid’s wife Mira, and Misha, came to visit him. Along with Ranveer, Deepika, and other key cast members, the trio had a small gathering at the hotel.”
Given that Shahid Kapoor continues to interact with ‘Padmavati’ co-star Ranveer Singh, can rumours about an apparent rift be put to rest? “They are competing, but it’s a constructive and healthy competition. They both have well chalked out roles and scenes. The rumours are bogus. Off set, they are quite warm with each other,” the source says.
In order to reside closer to the Film City set while filming Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani (2015), Ranveer had first moved into a five-star, and then purchased an apartment in the vicinity. His rumoured flame Deepika Padukone is also put up nearby. She spends her time in a five-star, or at Ranveer’s residence.