Rawal Ratan Singh was the least known character and it was tough to portray him: Shahid Kapoor

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Shahid Kapoor along with wife Mira Rajput was spotted at the HT Stylish Awards 2018 on Wednesday in Mumbai. During media interaction, Shahid Kapoor said Rawal Ratan Singh was the least known character and it was tough to portray him.

Shahid Kapoor who essays Maharaja Rawal Ratan Singh’s character in ‘Padmaavat’, said Rawal Ratan Singh is not the most author backed role in the film. Talking about being appreciated by audience he said, “As an actor, people say that after spending a certain time in the industry, you get used to success and failure. But when you get so much of love and appreciation, it gives you lot of energy. And before starting of this film, I always said that I was very nervous because I was new in this team and my character was least known among all three major characters of the film so it was tough to portray it.”

For me, this is a very important film because honestly, it is not the most author-backed role in the film and to essay such role and after that receiving so much praise from the people for my performance is an amazing moment” he added.

When asked if he thinks his character was sidelined due to Deepika’s and Ranveer’s roles, he said, “When I did ‘Udta Punjab’, Tommy Singh was the loudest character therefore, it was seen more in the promo and Alia’s (Bhatt) and other characters were more subtle. So eventually, there are all kinds of characters some of them will be louder and some of them will be subtle. But eventually, it’s a film that needs to speak for itself, till the time you don’t see the character in its context. I am absolutely grateful for all appreciation coming my way but before and during the shoot of ‘Padmvaavat’, I was very nervous and I felt like an underdog but today, I feel very happy”

‘Padmaavat’ is based on the epic poem Padmavat (1540) by Malik Muhammad Jayasi, the film narrates the story of Padmavati, a Rajput queen who committed Jauhar to protect herself from Khilji.

In ‘Padmaavat’, Deepika Padukone stars as Rani Padmavati, alongside Shahid Kapoor as Maharaja Rawal Ratan Singh, and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji. Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad, and Anupriya Goenka feature in supporting roles.

It is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and produced by Sudhanshu Vats, Ajit Andhare & Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

‘Padmaavat’ is releasing in India on 25th January 2018.