Shahid Kapoor, a renowned fitness freak, talked about the toughest part of Padmavati during an interview with RJ Rohit Vir for the afternoon and said he lost four pounds in just five days. Do you believe it? Is it possible? Apparently, yes, said Shahid. He shared his experience of filming sword fights, said he was “100 extra miles” and expanded his limits for action scenes. “Sword fighting is a very definite skill … We did it in a very crude way, as raw as possible,” Shahid said in the interview. Padmavati would be released last Friday and was postponed indefinitely after the protests of the Rajput outfits.
Deepika Padukone plays the lead roles in Padmavati and Shahid Kapoor as Rawal Ratan Singh, Rani Padmini’s husband. The trailer of Padmavati already refers to huge fighting sequences between Rawal Ratan Singh and Alauddin Khilji, played by Ranveer Singh. Shahid said the armor would weigh between 30-40 kilos and so, his words: “I lost four kilos in five days.”
“I do not find the physical challenges so difficult when I underestimate the character’s psyche that you have to play and you can find all the layers in him,” said Shahid, who said there was no a lot of research material on Rawal Ratan Singh. For him to draw his inspiration. “I had to appeal to my instinct and what Mr. Sanjay was thinking in the scenario,” he added.
Padmavati was originally scheduled for December 1, but was postponed after the Central Film Certification Board rejected its application for approval as “incomplete”. Padmavati was also at the center of controversy after Karni Sena, a member of the Rajput, opposed an allegedly romantic sequence between Alauddin Khilji and Rani Padmini.
According to legend, Rani Padmini cooperated with 100 other Rajput women in Jauhar to escape Khilji.
Padmavati Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, there is no official word about when Padmavati will come out.