A few days back, Ranveer Singh’s look from Padmavati was released and it sure did stun everyone. Singh plays Sultan Alauddin Khilji in the film which also stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini and Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh.
Speaking about collaborating with Bhansali for the third time, Singh said, “Mr. Bhansali has unlocked my potential as an artist in the truest sense. He has extracted from me some of my most special performances. He’s opened my eyes, expanded my universe and given me wings to fly. He’s managed to bring out that which I myself didn’t realize I had within me. He has had a profound influence on me as an artist – he has moulded me into the artiste that I am today. He has pushed me beyond barriers and has made me believe in the notion that there are no limits to what I can achieve as a performer.”
He continued, “We have a very special connection – something the entire fraternity and audience acknowledges and recognizes. And this is most evident when we are collaborating on a hot set together – when we are in the thick of shooting a scene – that’s when the chemistry can be witnessed in all its glory. Being directed by him is by far one of the most rewarding and fulfilling creative experiences I have had in my entire life. His relentless pursuit of excellence inspires me to raise my game every single time I go out and perform.”
Before Padmavati, Ranveer has worked with Bhansali in Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani.