Ranveer and Shahid on playing each other's role: "I Would have played Khilji differently"

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Ranveer Singh is perhaps grabbing the most amount of attention for her portrayal of Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmaavat' despite playing the role of the central antagonist.

The 'Band Baaja Baaraat' actor has been explaining how he venturefd into several 'dark areas' - both physically and emotionally, during his transformation into Khilji and while shooting some of the intense scenes from the controversial historic-drama.

Although critics are not able to look past Ranveer's version of 'Khilji', Shahid Kapoor - who plays the role of King Mharawal Ratan Singh, states he would have done the role a bit 'differently.'

Speaking to Indiatimes on whether he wished the play the power-packed role, Shahid said:

"Of course. Which actor would not wish to play a character like Khilji in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film? You know, once on Koffee with Karan, Ranveer said he would have done my role in Kaminey better than me... I would have done Khilji differently.”





The actor then detailed how like most Sanjay Leela Bhansali flicks, the characters here were mostly formed out of his own direction and vision, with little left for modulation.

“Firstly, I do not want to get into those details. Always remember, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is the hero of all his films and we actors come second. So whether it is the loud and larger than life character of Khilji or the subtleness of Ratan Singh, everything was governed by Sanjay sir. So, this is his vision of this. What I just said about performing differently, is because we are two different actors and our style of acting is different.”

Speaking on the comparisons being drawn between their performances in the flick, he said:

“I was Rawal Ratan Singh, who doesn’t react much, so I underplayed on the set as well. I was in my zone, listening to music in between the scenes.”





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