Bollywood star Ranveer Singh has certainly proved his mettle in the industry. The actor is immensely talented and versatile and this was proved with his latest venture, 'Padmaavat'. The actor who registered his biggest opening day collection with the film, said that most people told him to not take up the role. The film registered opening day collections of Rs 19 crore net. Ranveer spoke to a leading media agency and said, “It is extremely rare and overwhelming to get this kind of love from the audience. I’m grateful and touched that everyone has been so appreciative of my performance.”
While the critics were in awe of his performance in the film, Ranveer revealed, “I will be honest -- when I was offered 'Padmaavat', most people were of the opinion that a hero should not play the anti-hero." He further added, “But I believed otherwise. I saw Khilji as a challenge for me, as an actor. And I wanted to take the challenge up. I went with the vision of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and my instinct of what I could achieve with Khilji. I’m happy that the audiences are seeing and loving a character that both Sanjay sir and I have worked on tirelessly for over two years to bring to life.”
He was also ecstatic about the response, and said, “I took a big risk with this character and it’s wonderful to see my gamble pay off. This kind of validation gives one the confidence to take bigger and bigger risks, challenge stereotypes and continue to push the envelope in the realm of mainstream Hindi cinema. I feel very happy and very fulfilled today.” The film also stars Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor. It released In India on January 24. Stay tuned for more updates.