Alauddin Khilji avatar of Ranveer Singh is one of the most looked roles in a long time in Bollywood history. For the first time, Ranveer will be playing out a negative role. The film will hit the screen on December 1, 2017.
While speaking to Filmfare magazine in an interview, Actor Ranveer said:
“I AM FRIGHTENED. I’M PORTRAYING AN ‘ANTI-HERO.’ ONLY WHEN I WATCH THE FILM, WILL I BE ABLE TO ASSESS MY ROLE? IT’S-A RISKY MOVE FOR ME. THAT’S WHY I TOOK SO MUCH TIME TO SIGN THE FILM”.
He further said about this big t jump over he has taken in the film,
“FOR AN ORDINARY MAN TO TAKE A DECISION LIKE THIS AT THIS INT OF TIME IS HAZARDOUS. IT IS A HATEFUL CHARACTER. HE’S MEAN, AND ONE OF MY SENIORS, WHO I BELIEVE IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST ACTORS OF ALL TIME IN BOLLYWOOD ADVISED ME TO BE CAREFUL.
SHE TOLD ME THAT THE INDIAN AUDIENCE IS SIMPLE AND IF THEY LIKE A ROLE, THE LOVE WILL TRANSFER TO THE ONE WHO PLAYED IT. SO IN THIS CASE, IF THEY HATE MY ROLE, THE HATE WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO ME AS WELL”.
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) November 4, 2017
Moreover, Ranveer Singh went on to say that why he selected Khilji (from hero to villain):
“I FELT THAT OF HAD TO PLAY NEGATIVE ROLE IF HAD TO BE WITH DIRECTOR SANJAY LEELA BHANSALI. Also, I CAN’T SAY NO TO HIM. IF I HAVE ANY BEEN STANDING NOW; IT’S BECAUSE OF HIS FILMS. HE GAVE ME THE FILM “GOLIYO KI RASSLEELA-RAM LEELA.
IT IS THAT FILM AT A TIME WHEN MY CAREER WAS NOT GOING GREAT. HE HAD ALSO GIVEN ME TO PLAY BAJIRAO IN BAJIRAO MASTANI, A ROLE THAT WAS AHEAD OF MY YEARS, I’M GRATEFUL TO HIM AS AN ARTIST. HE HAS PUBLISHED MY BOUNDARIES AND GOT BEST OUT OF ME”.