Shahid Kapoor, who is all set to essay the role of Rawal Ratan Singh in 'Padmavati', in an interview with HT spoke about the rumours surrounding the film. The actor said, "Honestly, I am tired of reading things about Padmavati. I want to go and shoot the film. Let my work do the talking now. Yes, there were some issues, but they’ve all been sorted out. The right team has come together to make this film and everybody is very excited. And there are no personal issues with anybody."
When further prodded about his equation with Ranveer, amidst the rumours of their supposed rivalry, the actor though clearly exasperated with the stories clarified his stand. Shahid said, "I feel Ranveer is the best guy to play Alauddin Khilji, as it’s a very demanding character. I think Deepika is the best Padmavati that anybody could have thought of. And I really do think I’m a great cast for Rawal Ratan Singh. I don’t feel the need to give 100 clarifications because I’m not that kind of a person. I’m looking forward to working with both these actors — they are fantastic and talented. We are one team."
'Padmavati' will be the first time that Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Shahid Kapoor will be seen joining forces. Talking about his experience of working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Shahid said, "It’s a great opportunity. I am excited, nervous and I hope I do what Sanjay sir requires of me. What makes me the happiest is that I am able to rediscover myself as an actor, in terms of the genre and the character. I will be able to offer audiences something different, which was a huge challenge in the first half of my career. I feel it’s better to take risks today, as it is less risky to take chances than to repeat yourself. So, I am happy that I am able to jump from one space into another or one world into another one."