Proving to be a big bit as arch rivals in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ (2018), according to reports Shahid Kapoor had nothing but praise for his co-star Ranveer Singh.
Having had moments with Singh before, Kapoor spoke of his distinct moments where they interacted. “There are two distinct memories. One is SRK and I were hosting an awards night and Ranveer had won the best debut honour. He came on the stage and started howling (smiles). SRK and I were holding on to him. I loved him in ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ (2010), I think he was brilliant,” DNA India report the actor expressing.
Talking about the second incident where they had come across each other in public, Kapoor went on to say, “Ranveer, who was working round the clock, told me, ‘I’m finding it tiring to manage a shoot and training.’ I looked at him and said, ‘There are too many people who want to be where we are. Don’t complain, just be grateful.”
As for working with Singh in the film, Kapoor expressed how delighted he was to work with those who were newer than him. “It was great working with someone who was newer than me, but who was part of the core team. Even Deepika Padukone is newer than me. I have worked for four years more than her, but I knew her from before. Ranveer and I were a new team, so it took us a little time to get used to it,” Kapoor explained.
In the end it was their common love of music that bonded them, as he went on to say, “Ranveer loves to play his boombox loudly just before the shots to charge himself. One day, I went up to him and said, ‘Please, play it a little louder.’ And he was like, ‘Really?’ and I said, ‘Ya’ and that’s how our equation moved forward. I love music and I didn’t want him to feel as if he was being restricted in any way. So, I decided to participate. I know some people find it distracting, but I’ve enough experience to work around such things.”
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