Mumbai: Shahid Kapoor did not have had a lengthy role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat but the hunk of an actor won a million hearts by getting into the skin of the character.
The role of Maharawal Ratan Singh required him to showcase chivalry, royalty, control, courage, bravery and last but not the least charisma. And Shahid pulled it off like a pro.
The makers of Padmaavat unveiled a video that shows his transformation into Maharawal Ratan Singh.
Check out the video embedded below:
Also starring Deepika Padukone (as Rani Padmavati) and Ranveer Singh (as Sultan Alauddin Khilji), Padmaavat was appreciated by the audiences and critics alike.
Based on 16th-century Sufi poet Malik Muhammed Jayasi’s Padmavat, the film was embroiled in controversies since its inception.
Initially titled Padmavati, the film was scheduled for release on December 1 last year. But owing to nationwide protests by Rajput groups over its historical content, the makers decided to defer the film. Moreover, the Central Board of Film Certification too hadn’t issued the clearance certificate. It was only after seeking suggestions from a panel of experts that the Censor Board released a screening certificate. It had also suggested a few modifications and the same were duly incorporated by the makers.
Padmaavat also stars Jim Sarbh as Malik Kafur, Raza Murad as Jalaluddin Khilji and Aditi Rao Hydari as Mehrunnisa.