Here's the actual lover of Ranveer Singh in the film Padmavati and, Yes- it’s a he!
Former villain of Neerja Jim Sarbh plays the role of Alauddin Khilji's male lover in the film. It’s a known fact that Alauddin Khilji had a male lover called Malik Kafur, who was also his slave. History documents that Malik was a boy when Alauddin fell in love with him. He would write poems to express his love too.
It is also said that Malik Kafur allegedly killed to usurp the throne but in the end was killed by one of Khilji's sons, Mobarak Khan, who became the next ruler. Sources say that Sanjay's script is based on a historical book by the name of Tarikh-e-Firozshahi which is considered a primary source of history on the life of Alauddin Khilji.
According to the 13th century book Tarikh-e-Firozshahi by political thinker Ziya al-Din Barani, Khilji had a weakness for beardless boys. And he was fascinated by the effeminate Kafur and ended up buying him as a slave for a 1,000 Dinars during his conquest of Gujarat. Khilji reportedly had almost 50,000 beardless boys in his harem at the height of his empire.
There was some confusion whether Sanjay Leela Bhansali would portray that relationship on screen because it involved showing same sex love. But it seems that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is not only showing it, but, he is showing it in great detail.
Alauddin Khilji's character is now a bisexual and Ranveer Singh has apparently shot some love scenes too. But, the film unit confirms that there are no explicit scenes and most of the love scenes are 'suggested' to avoid Censor hassles. Sources say, “Khilji will be shown having feelings for Kafur and Bhansali has shot these scenes in a subtle manner so as not to hurt anybody’s sentiments.”
The same book, Tarikh-e-Firozshahi also documents there was no love between Rani Padmini and Khilji. Though he never actually met the Rajput Queen, one glimpse of her made the Sultan of Delhi fall madly in love. But Padmini, rather than being captured by Khilji, is said to have committed jauhar (self-immolation) with 1,600 other Rajput women.