On media reports which said the actor was gaining weight for the film, Shahid clarified, "Since I am playing a Rajput warrior in the film, keeping the time period and look in mind, Sanjay sir suggested to gain muscle to portray such personality. So yes, I am gaining muscle, but not fat for my role in Padmavati."
The film had faced protest during the shooting in Rajasthan by a regional political group.
To a question if the director planned to bring any changes in the script of the film after the protest, Shahid said, "All I want the film should get completed and people should want it and decide on what the film is. I will be resuming for shooting soon."
Shahid was present at the launch of the premium innerwear brand Eazy by Sirtext as a brand ambassador. With inputs from IANS.