Ranveer Singh impressed everyone with his performance as Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ (2018). The film also stars Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles.
For playing Khilji, Singh was mentally affected because of the darkness and negativity of the character, reports Pinkvilla.
When asked if he would again play a historical or dark character in future, the star said, “Historical? Yes! Dark? I am not sure. Only because, it was really hard, man. I don’t think it is healthy to play that part anymore.”
Singh also revealed how, for a moment, this dark character took over him. He narrated an incident from the sets. “I really thought I was going crazy. I felt like I was losing my marbles. A really strange incident happened off camera, on the set. Somebody made a mistake and I turned towards that person and I was gonna attack, physically assault that person as Alauddin Khilji. I was like, ‘Wait, wait, wait, a second. This is not f***ing real. This sh** is going deep down.’ Because suddenly my instinctive reaction was that of the character’s and not mine.”
Singh further added, “The thing was I had isolated myself during the shooting process as well. I was going to the set in the morning, playing Alauddin all day and then sleeping whenever I slept. And going and being Alauddin again. Doing that for enough days on end, too much of it for too long, I was suddenly generating ill-feelings, harbouring negative and evil thoughts.”
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