BOLLYWOOD: Shahid Kapoor has said he would have played the role of Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji differently than Ranveer Singh in Padmaavat.
Shahid Kapoor plays the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest epic drama alongide Deepika Padukone, who essays Rani Padmavati.
When asked if wished to play Khilji, 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.”
However, when asked how different would his approach have been to play Khilji, Shahid said:
“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. So, this is his vision. What I just said about performing differently, is because we are two different actors and our style of acting is different.”