From authorizing a street brilliant school fellow to a Peshwa warrior, performer Ranveer Singh has played various characters in his career yet he considers the part in anticipated film “Padmavati” as his hardest in this way. The period movie, coordinated by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, will highlight Ranveer as Alauddin Khilji, the medieval-time Delhi ruler, who began to look and fell in love with queen Padmavati. The film likewise includes Shahid Kapoor as Raja Ratan Singh, the Rajput ruler and spouse of Padmavati, which is enacted by Deepika Padukone.
Ranveer, whose latest film ‘Befikre‘ just released, says it is extremely difficult to fit into the shoes of his role in ‘Padmavati’. “It’s very difficult. It’s physically, emotionally, mentally very draining. It’s my biggest challenge yet as an actor. I prepared very hard for it, almost a month. We have started shooting and Bhansali is pretty happy with the way things have shaped up.” Ranveer told in an interview.
The 31-year-old actor hopes to do justice to the role, which he considers as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “I am excited to get back into it after the Christmas break. It’s something I am still grappling with, still exploring, still discovering the character.” he said. “I am at a very nascent stage of discovering this layered character. It’s a part of a lifetime and I hope I can do justice to it.” Ranveer said.
For his last year’s hit ‘Bajirao Mastani‘, the actor went though a gruelling preparation which involved locking himself up in a hotel room. “This time (for ‘Padmavati’) I didn’t have a hotel room but had the whole apartment to myself. I actually had more time for this character than I had for ‘Bajirao’. For ‘Bajirao’, I had around 18 days, this time I had around 21.” Ranveer said. Padmavati is all set to release on November 17 next year.