Padmavati: Gaining muscle, not fat for my role, says Shahid Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor is playing a Rajput warrior in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati. The film also stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.

bollywood Updated: Apr 07, 2017 18:01 IST
New Delhi
Shahid Kapoor,Ranveer Singh,Deepika Padukone
Shahid Kapoor will be seen with Deepika and Ranveer in Padmavati.

Shahid Kapoor who is playing a role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming Padmavati said that he was gaining muscle to get the perfect look for his character in the film.

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.”

First Published: Feb 08, 2017 08:07 IST