After Deepika, it’s time for Shahid Kapoor’s first look from Padmavati and as expected is splendid. In the magnum opus, he is playing a bloodied but unbent king, who is also the onscreen husband, of Deepika Padukone (Rani Padmavati) of Chittor.
In the poster, Shahid is flaunting a heavily bearded look with jewellery adding to his royal and intense look. What one can’t miss is the prominent battle scar and the look which says this king is in the midst of a battle. Sharing the posters on social media the lead actors of the film, Deepika, Ranveer and Shahid wrote, “saahas, samarthya aur samman ka pratrek”.
Earlier, Shahid had revealed what went into making his character of the ‘Maharawal’ a reality, “When you are playing a king, you need to have a certain personality. At that time, the people used to not be very skinny and lean, so you need to have a manly personality. Basically for that, and to carry those outfits also, Sanjay sir (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) wanted me to be a little muscular and a little full. But I will be gaining weight in terms of muscle and not in terms of fat. This is because I am playing the character of a warrior. The Rajput kings had very strong personalities.”
Last Monday, Deepika’s posters of Padmavati were released. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali production is slated to hit theatres on December 1.