A week after Deepika Padukone stunned one and all with her royal look from Padmavati, the makers of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film have released the first look of Shahid Kapoor. Shahid plays Deepika’s onscreen husband, MahaRawal Ratan Singh in Padmavati and the king of Chittor.
Shahid flaunts a heavily bearded look in the poster 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. He may look bloodied but he is definitely unbowed. Sharing the posters, 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.”