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Shah Rukh Khan ‘loved’ Padmaavat, says Ranveer Singh is now Khilji for him

bollywood Updated: Feb 03, 2018 16:02 IST
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Ranveer Singh asked Shah Rukh Khan if he has watched Padmaavat during the superstar’s chat session with his fans on Twitter.

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan praised filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat and said that actor Ranveer Singh is now Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji for him. Shah Rukh on Friday treated his fans to a question and answer session, where Ranveer wrote to the Chennai Express star: “Shah Rukh Khan, Hi bhai! Anxious for you to see ‘Padmaavat’.”

Shah Rukh, 52, who is currently busy shooting for Aanand L Rai’s upcoming film Zero, replied: “So sorry did not realise it was you, because now you are Khilji for me. Bahut acchhi picture hai bhai (It is a very good film)..I saw it and loved it.”

Ranveer, speaking about getting into character as Khilji, said in an interview to Reuters, “The process of creating the character of Khilji was collaborative with Mr Bhansali, and very exploratory. We were exploring the character as we went along. We kept building layer upon layer as we went along. There was an extreme moment that I had where somebody that I work with made a mistake. This was off-camera on a shooting day. My instinct was to harm that person. This was towards the end of the shoot. I realised that the instinct was not me – it was an Alauddin Khilji instinct. Then I realised that this character has really gone deep into my skin.”

The film is based on 16th century poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s poem, Padmavat. It also stars Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor.

First Published: Feb 03, 2018 16:01 IST