Padmaavat: If this had gone wrong, it would be my undoing, says Ranveer on Khilji

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’ released on Jan 25 after several hurdles. Ever since, the movie has been earning praises from the audiences. Ranveer Singh‘s evil Khilji act has been receiving all the love and hatred it needs for the character was too barbaric and savage. And so, the actor got down in a quick discussion with the media to talk about the movie and his character.

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So when asked as to how does it feel to receive such great reviews. He said, “I had zero expectations and that’s because I think I have matured and evolved as a person. While, it’s just a saying that ‘Karm kar. phal ki ichcha mat rakh’, I actually subscribe to that. For me, the process is the prize and I learnt that was when I broke my shoulder during ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and I was shattered. I was borderline depressed so I was listening to these audio books and a motivational speaker taught me that the process is the price. Once I was done with what I had to, I had detached. So, I did my work and had zero expectations from it.” (Also Read: NO one can stay upset with Ranveer Singh for long and THIS throwback incident is a proof)

He further said, “When the praises started coming in, I have to say that I was a little bit relieved because ‘I was like I’m playing an antagonist and I really don’t know how this could go down, how it will be received.’ No mainstream leading man has taken this plunge. So, it was a huge risk, I didn’t know how it would be received. I was excited to play this character honestly. So, if this had gone wrong, it would be my undoing. I don’t know where I would be. There was a huge sense of relief actually.”

Well, well. We think he nailed the negative act and we equally loved Shahid Kapoor‘s subtle performance as the noble Rajput ruler. Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati looked regal and beautiful.