Ranveer Singh is garnering praise for Padmaavat and needless to say, the way he portrayed Khilji on screen was just mindblowing. The movie also stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor in the lead roles. In the movie, Ranveer is seen playing the role of the antagonist Alauddin Khilji. He has acknowledged his Padmaavat character Alauddin Khilji’s bisexuality for the first time in a recent interview.
To this, he said, “I disagree with this criticism, outright. That’s extremely myopic. The critics have missed out a lot in their criticism. They have overlooked his brilliance. What they fail to see is that Khilji is an extremely sharp strategist and great statesman. He is intelligent, perceptive and a patron of art. Sure, he has flaws as a character. From my personal moral compass, if I have to pass a judgement on the character, I find him to be evil.”
When asked about his bisexual relationship shared by Khilji and Malik Kafur, Ranveer said, “People from whom I seek advice were very apprehensive about it. Their logic was that the majority of audience still have a very traditional mindset. This is a big risk to take, especially since no one had done this before in mainstream Hindi films. I’m a very liberal person and did not have issues with it, as I thought it made the character more layered.”
On the work front, Ranveer Singh will be next seen in Gully Boy, opposite Alia Bhatt.