Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s most ambitious film this far, Padmavati, is soon to go on floors.

Ranveer Singh, who was the first star to be signed for the film, will essay the role of Alauddin Khilji and it is said that the actor’s character in the magnum opus is the most important one. Bhansali and Singh have always spelled magic at the box office and will now reunite for the third time.

It is for the very first time that the filmmaker is making an “anti-hero” film, telling the tale of the greatest Sultan of Hindustan – the sharp , ambitious and larger-than-life Turk, Alauddin Khilji .

Deepika Padukone will play Padmavati while Shahid Kapoor will be seen portraying the role of Padmavati’s husband Raja Rawal Ratan Singh.