TIL Desk Bollywood/ Actor Shahid Kapoor, one of the three lead actors of controversial film Padmavati, hopes the audience understands his part as Rawal Ratan Singh. He feels it’s a character that would make people want to be better in today’s time.
The actor stressed on the need for inspiring characters while discussing his role as Rani Padmavati’s husband and a warrior king Rawal Ratan Singh in Padmavati with GQ India for December 2017 issue, a statement said.
I remember when ‘Gladiator’ came out and Russell Crowe played Maximus, the character felt too good to be true. But it inspired me so much. That was a strong reference for me because I wondered how you play a character who is so noble and good, and make him connect with people today, Shahid said.
Sometimes cinema has the power to make us aspire to be something better. Of course, there’s a lot of value in playing something that’s real; I’m coming from ‘Udta Punjab’, where I played a coked-out, crazy pop star – not at all the kind of guy you would want to be, not even the kind of guy you would want to be in a room with.