Padmavati's a big film with good intent: Shahid
The historical drama, starring the Haider actor, had its shooting disrupted earlier for showing a romantic angle between Rajput queen Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji
Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor says his upcoming film Padmavati, which has been marred by controversies, is made with a good intent. Shahid, who won an award for the best actor for Udta Punjab at an event on Saturday, spoke to the media on the sidelines of the event.
Talking about the controversies surrounding the historical drama, whose shooting was disrupted for showing a 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 assumptions about the film, and people were presuming about the scenes.” He went on to say, “The clarification has been given that no such scene is there in the film. I hope when people see this film, they will realize that the heart of the film and intent of the film are 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,” he added.
Padmavati is being directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and Shahid is happy about collaborating with him for the first time. “It’s a very big film, very intense, romantic and I look forward to it. 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,” he said, adding, “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 is 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.”
Padmavati also stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padulone and Aditi Rao Hydari in key roles.