Padmaavat has been climbing the Box Office charts sporadically and has already earned Rs Rs 233 crore in 14 days becoming Bollywood’s first blockbuster film of 2018. Well, the film has brought with it a number of ‘firsts’. It is the first time that a female actor drew in a higher paycheck than her male counterparts, it is the first time that Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone shared screen space and also the first time that Ranveer Singh and he worked together. While Shahid essays the role of the righteous and noble Rajput King, Maharawal Ratan Singh, Ranveer plays the menacing and ruthless Alauddin Khilji. Out of the three of them it’s Ranveer who has been garnering the maximum accolades for his portrayal as the power hungry Delhi Sultanate ruler. Anyone would have loved to essay the role, if given a chance and Shahid is no exception.
Reports of cold vibes brewing between the two have been doing the rounds for quite some time. In one of his earlier interviews, Shahid even admitted to be feeling as an outsider on the sets as Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali previously worked together. When Shahid was asked if he would have loved to play the role of Khilji, during one of the interviews, he had said, ” Of course. Which actor would not wish to play a character like Khilji in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film? You know, once on ‘Koffee with Karan’, Ranveer said he would have done my role in ‘Kaminey’ better than me… I would have done Khilji differently.” (ALSO READ : Here’s Why Team Padmaavat Has No Time To Celebrate The Magnanimous Success Of Their Film)
When Ranveer was asked about this during an interview with a leading news channel today, the actor said, “I think in my first year I was very arrogant. In retrospect, that is not something I should have said. I regret saying that (I could have done Kaminey better than Shahid Kapoor).” When asked about his views on Shahid playing Khilji’s role differently, Ranveer said, “What’s wrong in saying that, it’s stating the obvious. Every actor brings something unique to the table, so every actor will approach a part in his or her own way.” Well, looks like this cold war will not end anytime soon.