Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has said his keenly-awaited upcoming film ‘Padmavati’, which has been involved in several controversies due to its subject, has been made with good intent.
The shooting schedule of the film was disrupted twice as a few groups felt the filmmakers had cast Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh to show the romantic angle between Rajput queen Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji.
Shahid said “According to me, I have not shot any scene which has been changed. I think there were a lot of presumptions about the film, and people were presuming about the scenes.”
“The clarification has been given that no such scene is there in the film. I hope when people see this film, they will realise that the heart of the film and intent of the film is very good”
“This country and the people who live in it, and specially the area we are talking about in the film, will be glorified. I play a Rajput king and my character, I feel, will be admired by people.”
“It’s a very big film, very intense, romantic and looked forward to film for various reasons. I think it’s a labour of love for Mr. Bhansali. I had gone mad on Twitter after watching his last film (Bajirao Mastani), appreciating everyone, and never knew that I will be part of his (Bhansali’s) next film”
“So, it’s awesome to be working with someone whose work I have admired in the recent past. The film (‘Padmavati’) has a great cast and going to be a huge film. I am really excited, but I want to underplay it, so I am trying to do that right now” Shahid said.
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmavati starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Aditi Rao Hydari, releases in theatres this November.