Ranveer Singh has already started shooting for Sanjay Leela
Bhansali's magnum opus Padmavati which has him sharing screen space
with Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor. The actor reveals that
playing Alauddin Khilji in this film is the toughest role he has
had to essay so far.
He was quoted saying to Hindustan Times, "It's completely out of
my comfort zone. It's a negative character. And to make such
maverick decisions at this stage [of my career], is a huge risk.
But I have to keep my creativity alive. I have always maintained
that something is worth doing only if it thoroughly scares
The actor even spoke about why he signed this film. He added, "I
had his "happy, fun, light, beautiful, easy, breezy, pyaar,
mohabbat waali [lovey-dovey] movie" in my upcoming film (Befikre).
So, I have jumped into something more intense now, but it's
Padmavati has Shahid playing Raja Rawal Ratan Singh whereas
Deepika will be seen as Rani Patmavati. The film film revolves
around Alauddin Khilji and his obsessive love for Queen Padmavati
of Mewar. Said to be his most ambitious project, it will be about
the queen's courage to fight her undefeated nemesis.
The much awaited film will be releasing on 17th November,