In ‘Padmavati’, Shahid Kapoor will be entering a Sanjay Leela Bhansali arena for the first time. He’ll be seen sharing the screen with Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, who he’s recently opened up about.

“They’re both great. I think the cast of the film is fantastic. I don’t know when else a cast like this will come together in a subject like this with characters which have gone down in history with moments that are spectacular and a part of Indian history so to say. And I guess it’s thanks to Sanjay Leela Bhansali who has put everyone together. I don’t know when else a cast like this would come through. Of course Deepika and Ranveer have been working from before and they’ve done great work together. I loved Bajirao Mastani and I loved everybody in the film,” said Kapoor, according to Pinkvilla.

Talking further about the film itself, Kapoor added, “Padmavati is a huge part of my journey and is very close to my heart because I’ve literally put my blood and sweat into this film. It’s also my first experience working with Mr. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and I think words would fail to express how much gratitude I have towards him for teaching me everything and helping me in becoming this character. I also would like to say that it really is a privilege to play Maha Rawal Ratan Singh, a Rajput king who was a great warrior and a great king”.

The film is slated for release on 1st December.