Shahid Kapoor reveals the most difficult part of being Maharawal Ratan Singh

Padmavati‘ is one crucial film for all. It’s not just an ambitious project of Sanjay Leela Bhansali but it also holds high importance for the starcast. Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor have put their heart and soul for this film. It has not been easy for the stars to get into the intense characters and going by the trailer, one can definitely say that their efforts have paid off.

Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji are quite convincing in ‘Padmavati’. So in a recent interview with GQ magazine, Shahid has revealed the most difficult part of being the king. He was quoted saying, “The most difficult part was that he is the least known among the three characters. There are several gaps in our knowledge, and it was up to me to fill them appropriately. It was important to understand what type of king I was playing – we’ve had great kings, we’ve had terrible kings, we’ve had blunderers, kings who’ve become saints. Ratan Singh was a warrior king who falls in love with this exceptionally beautiful woman. They get married and are very happy together when another man (Alauddin Khilji) enters the picture. It’s a story about a husband and wife, but also a king and a Queen. ”

Further, Shahid hopes that audiences do accept and appreciate his work. Affirming how cinema is a powerful tool, Shahid stated “Sometimes cinema has the power to make us aspire to be something better. Of course, there’s a lot of value in playing something that’s real; I’m coming from ‘Udta Punjab’, where I played a coked-out, crazy pop star – not at all the kind of guy you would want to be, not even the kind of guy you would want to be in a room with.” (Also Check: Video Alert: Shahid Kapoor speaks at length on ‘Padmavati’ controversy)

And he added, “With him, I wondered how to get people to understand someone so off-the-hook, this free radical jumping all over the place. But people got him. I hope they get Rawal Ratan Singh as well. He’s extremely powerful, but always steady in all kinds of high-pressure situations. I’ve always admired people who can do that. We’re living in a time where we need to be inspired by characters who make us want to be better, because there’s a lot happening in the world.”

We await the new release date of ‘Padmavati’.