Mira Rajput attended HT Stylish Awards 2018 along with husband Shahid Kapoor on Wednesday in Mumbai. During media interaction, Mira praised her husband Shahid Kapoor saying that he is the best thing in ‘Padmaavat’.
Shahis Kapoor essays Maharaja Rawal Ratan Singh’s character in ‘Padmaavat’, praising her husband in the film and being a Rajput herself, Mira Rajput Kapoor shared her feeling about ‘Padmaavat’, “I think the film is homage to Rajput culture and tradition. First and foremost, I am extremely proud to see Shahid essay that role and do so much justice to it. Watching him onscreen has been such a visual treat, I really feel without any biases that he is best thing in the film”
Shahid Kapoor earned extremely positive reviews for his portrayal of Maharaja Rawal Ratan Singh in ‘Padmaavat’ so when asked Shahid whether he felt nervous or feared of being sidelined in the presence of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s character, Shahid said, “Yes.. of course, one has to be honest, as an actor people say that after spending certain time in 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 one in this team and My character was least known among all three major characters of the film so it was tough to portray this kind of a character. During that time, people used to ask me about how much screen time you have in this film or am I playing a positive or negative character in the film but my wife was huge support for me she told me that just go out there and express and believe in yourself and I have tried to do that. For me, this is a very important film because honestly it is not 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”
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, it’s a film and 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 character in the context but 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 a underdog but today, I feel very happy”
When asked Shahid what kind of appeal he wants to do for people who are still opposing’ Padmaavat’, he said, “We are really happy and we are finding it difficult to express our self. We have made this film by sacrificing our blood and sweat. This film presents Rajput community’s valour and we have honored them in our movie by glorifying them. Yesterday, for the first time I saw the film and I don’t think we can glorify Rajputs than this in a film so this thing people should have in their mind and they should see the film from optimistic point of view”
“From the beginning, we have been saying that at least allow us to show our film and don’t have preconceived notions before that. Now Supreme Court has also given the judgment that the film must be released everywhere. Not just for ‘Padmaavat’ but for every film, Supreme Court in their judgment has said that ban shouldn’t be imposed on films and on this issue they will be having session in March so, I think ‘Padmaavat’ stands for entire industry right now because there should freedom to creativity and there should be sense of liberation when you are expressing yourself. No one is forced to watch a certain film but no one should force people not to watch a certain film and I feel that’s what you call a democracy”
‘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.