Ranveer Singh Was Not Willing To Play Alauddin Khilji In Padmaavat & The Reason Is Connected To Deepika Padukone


As we are very well known that Ranveer Singh has got the role of best performance in Padmaavat for the role of Alaudin Khilji. The actor has also received a lot of praise from everyone and won several awards for his acting in Sanjay Leela Bhansali film.

However, the Ranveer Singh Gunday actor revealed that he initially doesn’t want to play the role of emperor. The reason that he shared behind this was also quite interesting. However, after Sanjay Leela Bhansali convinced the actor, he agreed to do the role.

Recently, on CNN News 18’s actors’ round-table, Ranveer Singh revealed, “I found the character so loathsome, so despicable and so dark, so messed up”. It was out of sheer fright and fear that it might take him into sort of a hole that he may not come out of. He told Sanjay Bhansali that “I can see myself going a bit barmy on this guy and I don’t know if I was at that stage in my life. He also told that he was very happy with his wife and actor Deepika Padukone and they were gonna get married. It was all done. Touchwood, Joolelaal.”

Ranveer Singh also shared how Bhansali convinced him to play the role of Alauddin Khilji. He told, “I remember that one moment on his balcony eating Macchi curry. We were just going back and forth. I was apprehensive and he got frustrated. He could not have said another word to convince me. He just got frustrated, he put his chawal back in his plate like this (slams hands-on table aggressively). ‘My boy, don’t you want to play a character who’s got 75-kilo ba**s?’ I was like you know what? I mean I’m on.”

Padmaavat also has stars Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in the lead roles.


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