House arrest, excruciating training and more: Here’s how Ranveer became Alauddin
The fierce, the dreaded and the ruthless ruler, Alauddin Khilji aka Ranveer Singh is here to conquer our minds. The first look of Ranveer Singh from ‘Padmavati‘ has left us hypnotised with his evilness. Well, we do give all the credit for soaking himself into the character to achieve this kind of result. We have learnt that Ranveer did everything possible under the sun to get his character right.
Being a method actor, Ranveer studied his character thoroughly. In fact, he even went under house arrest in order to get himself into the mind of Alauddin Khilji. Ranveer reveals, “I put myself under house arrest for almost a month while I was readying myself to play Alauddin Khilji. I don’t wish to reveal the exact details of my preparation [for the role] as it is something that’s extremely personal. But what I can say is that the entire journey has been a discovery of sorts that involved lots of exploration. It has been extremely rewarding and gratifying.” (Also Read: Ruthless and obsessed: Know the dreaded Alauddin Khilji, played by Ranveer)
Further an insider reveals about the Ranveer went into complete isolation by cutting himself from everyone. He used to talk to only the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, his trainer and a few close members while he was preparing for his role.
“If that wasn’t enough, Ranveer also read a number of books on various tyrants to understand the psyche of his character. He knew that the only way to portray the character to perfection is by understanding Khilji’s mindset. Besides the emotional aspects, he also worked out for over three hours every day to look bigger, meaner and tougher,” says the insider.
‘Padmavati’ is slated to release on December 1.