The Udta Punjab star aka Shahid Kapoor who is currently on paternity break is looking forward to joining the Bajirao Ranveer Singh and Mastani Deepika Padukone on the sets of one of Bollywood’s most expensive historic films Padmavati. Too much has been written about the star cast of the film which includes Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh’s roles in Padmavati and the apparent cold vibes between them but shahid says the two-hero concept is over hyped and frivolous.
Talking about Padmavati and his role in the film for the first time ever, Shahid told the media that he wished that if Padmavati came to him five or six years back from now, he would have done it. He is happy it is coming to him now. He is happy that he is working with a filmmaker such as Sanjay Leela Bhansali. When he saw his last film Bajirao Mastani, he went berserk on Twitter because he absolutely loved the work. He said that he expressed openly how much he enjoyed the movie and was very happy that an Indian film was made at such a huge size and scale. The actuality that it did exceedingly well was great and it was a film that was loved by many people. He is grateful and thankful for this opportunity. He also commented that If five years back he would have rejected the offer, someone would have watched him and said that he did the silliest mistake of his life. Maybe it is coming to him today because he is well prepared or ready for it.
Shahid plays the role of Raja Ratan Singh, Rajput ruler and husband of queen ‘Padmavati’ (Deepika Padukone) in the period drama Padmavati, to be directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Ranveer will be seen as Alauddin Khilji, the Delhi sultan who falls in love with Raja Ratan Singh’s wife ‘Padmavati’.
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Shahid sounded a bit annoyed at reports that pitted him against Ranveer terming the film as a two hero project where one actor has a better role than other. Laying rest to all such speculations, Shahid gave a reply to the media that he has been reading all these kind off news in the news papers and he really finds it absurd when people say padmavati as a two-hero film. He also said that the film padmavati has three main lead characters. To say it’s a two hero film is just a way of creating some kind of material which is exciting or good for entertainment at a frivolous level. He also said that he is happy with the cast of the film and the way it is getting made. He hopes that they come out with a excellent cinematic experience for the viewers because that is what they want.