Playing Maha Rawal Ratan Singh was biggest risk of my carrer: Shahid

Vastavam web: Shahid Kapoor believes playing Maha Rawal Ratan Singh was the biggest risk of his career as people did not know much about the character’s journey but he is glad that “the hero” of “Padmaavat” is rightfully getting his due.The 36-year-old actor said there were many people who questioned him for taking up the role, as Padmavati (Deepika Padukone) and Sultan Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) were already popular.”Out of the three characters, people know a lot about Padmavati, about Alauddin Khilji, but nobody knows about Rawal Ratan Singh. Now you know his journey was also so spectacular,” Shahid said in a group interview.

The actor said he felt “validated” with the praise that the film, which released after delays and controversies, has received.”Padmaavat”, earlier titled “Padmavati”, was in the eye of the storm as several Rajput groups and politicians were up in arms against the film over an alleged dream sequence between Khilji and Padmavati, a claim repeatedly denied by the director and the team.