Shahid Kapoor slays as Maharawal Ratan Singh in Padmavati. See photos

Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor will play King of Chittor and Rani Padmini’s husband Maharawal Ratan Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much-awaited period drama ‘Padmavati’. The movie also stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.

Shahid Kapoor’s look in Sanjay Leela Bhanasali’s ‘Padmavati’ is out and the 36-year-old Bollywood actor is killing us with his fierce and royal look. Shahid will play King of Chittor and Rani Padmini’s husband Maharawal Ratan Singh in the much-awaited period drama.

The makers of ‘Padmavati’ took to Twitter on Monday morning to unveil Shahid’s look. A post on the film’s official Twitter handle read, “महारावल रतन सिंह. साहस, सामर्थ्य और सम्मान का प्रतीक. #Padmavati #MaharawalRatanSingh @shahidkapoor @deepikapadukone @RanveerOfficial.”

Talking about his look in ‘Padmavati’, Shahid Kapoor had said, “When you are playing a King, you need to have a certain personality. At that time, the people used to not be very skinny and lean, so you need to have a manly personality. Basically for that, and to carry those outfits also, Sanjay sir wants me to be a little muscular and a little full. But I will be gaining weight in terms of muscle and not in terms of fat. This is because I am playing the character of a warrior. The Rajput kings had very strong personalities.”

While Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Goliyon ki Rasleela, Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastaani, this is the first collaboration of Shahid Kapoor and Bhansali.

And now that we have witnessed the spellbinding looks of Deepika and Shahid, we are even more impatient for Ranveer Singh’s look in the film. While Deepika Padukone steps into the shoes of Rani Padmavati, her rumoured beau Ranveer Singh essays the role of Alauddin Khilji. The film is slated to hit the theaters on December 1.

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