Ranveer Singh’s performance as Alauddin Khilji stole the show in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’a magnum opus, Padmaavat. Ranveer’s evil act in the film has been lauded by critics as well as the audience.
In media interactions after the release of the film, Ranveer has been all praises for his co-star Jim Sarbh in the film. Ranveer revealed in an interview that it was he who recommended Jim for the film. He said, “I think Jim made some special choices in portraying the character. In fact when I saw his work in Neerja, I thought he was fantastic and recommended his name for Malik Kafur’s character and that is how he got the part.”
He added, “He enriched my performance. He is one of the biggest takeaways of the film. A lot of the film has been cut out, and a lot of that was about Khilji and Malik but it still has the impact. Jim gets full credit for it.”
Jim Sarbh too, in another interview had said, “Ranveer is a great co-actor. He is extremely reactive, and extremely responsive. He is a pleasure to work with. He always brings great ideas to set with him, different ways to express a moment, and I am allowed to both present an impulse and have more than enough to react to. We got to experience the most beautiful thing an actor can experience, which is being powerfully alive and aware in a moment, trying to represent ourselves but also allowing the other actor to affect you and letting the natural fate of the scene express itself through us. It was beautiful.”
Well, isn’t this an interesting revelation?