Padmavati: Shahid Kapoor’s Maharawal Ratan Singh avatar is the audience favourite, says poll

A Twitter poll conducted by The Indian Express (Online) suggests that Shahid Kapoor's bloody and scarred avatar as Maharawal Ratan Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film, Padmavati, is the one that has been able to woo fans more than Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.

Written by Shivangi Jalan | New Delhi | Published:October 6, 2017 6:00 am
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If there is one film that movie buffs are waiting with bated breath, it is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati. This period drama has piqued the interest of fans months before its release, so much so that the looks of Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor alone have sent audiences into a frenzy overnight.

And now, an Indian Express Twitter poll suggests that Shahid Kapoor’s bloody and scarred avatar as Maharawal Ratan Singh is the one that has been able to woo fans more than Deepika and Ranveer. Well, there is no doubt that the gory, sword-bearing and battle-field ready Shahid in Padmavati posters is one to set a million hearts racing. But that doesn’t mean that Ranveer and Deepika are any less. After all, Shahid won by a mere 2 percent from Ranveer who was at 33 percent and Deepika at just 32 percent.

While Deepika has donned a regal avatar quite a few times previously, there is something special about Rani Padmini. Every minute detail has been taken care of, from her unibrow to her deep-set eyes and her profound expression.

But Ranveer’s Alauddin Khilji avatar is the one that stands out from the bunch and it looks like he will be the show-stopper in the film as well. One, because Ranveer has never been seen in a negative role previously, let alone an anti-hero and secondly because Ranveer’s look itself is so menace-exuding that fans are eagerly waiting for this Khilji story to unfold. A jewelled crown, a crooked scar and long messy tresses, all are adding up to one power-packed character for Ranveer.

Releasing on December 1, Padmavati is a fictional account on the life of Rani Padmini as mentioned in Padmavat, an epic Awadhi poem.

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