The Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, who is being appreciated widely for his portrayal of invader Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, is one cloud nine to have received a letter of appreciated from none other than Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan. The 32-year-old actor posted a picture of flowers and letter sent by Amitabh Bachchan and wrote, “Mujhe mera award mil gaya @SrBachchan.”
Singh has been praised highly by critics and fans as well for his menacing portrayal of the Delhi sultan. Like probably every Indian cinema lover, Ranveer Singh is also a huge fan of the star and has frequently confessed his love and respect for Bachchan. Amitabh sends the personal notes of appreciation to the actors when he gets mesmerized with their work. Previously, the actor had sent notes to Kangana Ranaut for Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Sushant Singh Rajput for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and Deepika Padukone for Ram Leela: Goliyon Ki Rasleela.
While talking about his character of Khilji, Ranveer had earlier told IANS, “I will be honest — when I was offered Padmaavat, most people were of the opinion that a hero should not play the anti-hero.But I believed otherwise. I saw Khilji as a challenge for me, as an actor. And I wanted to take the challenge up. I went with the vision of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and my instinct of what I could achieve with Khilji.” “I’m happy that the audiences are seeing and loving a character that both Sanjay sir and I have worked on tirelessly for over two years to bring to life. I took a big risk with this character and it’s wonderful to see my gamble pay off. This kind of validation gives one the confidence to take bigger and bigger risks, challenge stereotypes and continue to push the envelope in the realm of mainstream Hindi cinema. I feel very happy and very fulfilled today,” Singh added.
“I took 21 days and locked myself up in my Goregaon house. I was completely isolated. I kind of isolated myself, marinated into the character because I can’t relate to Alauddin Khilji, I can’t relate to that level of manipulation, greed, and ambition. I had to tap into dark experiences but his worldview is not something I can relate to also,” Ranveer told Hindustan Times while talking about the preparation for the role.