Ranveer ‘insecure’ over his first negative role, demands last minute narration

Ranveer 'insecure' over his first negative role, demands last minute narration
Ranveer Singh

In the short time that Ranveer Singh has worked in B-town, the actor has left both fans and the industry impressed with his acting range and choice of films.

Having said that, a small credit of Ranveer’s success is also due to director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, with whom the actor has done two commercially successful films – ‘Ram Leela’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

The actor even signed on for Bhansali’s next, Padmavati, where he will essay the role of Alauddin Khilji. What makes this role special for the actor, is the fact that it will be his first negative role.

Given that Bhansali was directing the magnum opus, Ranveer gave a go ahead for the film without giving it a second thought. However, he surprised everyone when he asked the director for a narration weeks before the film went on floors.

While everyone kept guessing about what prompted Ranveer to demand a narration at the very last minute, a source reveals that the addition of Shahid Kapoor might have something to do with it.

A source close to the development told DNA, “Ranveer’s role in the film is a negative, but powerful one. SLB has given him some superb dialogues and scenes. But the comfort level between the actor and director changed when Shahid Kapoor came on board as the Rana of Mewar, Raja Rawal Ratan Singh, who is also Padmavati’s (Deepika Padukone) husband in the film.”

“Shahid agreed once his role became well-defined and he and Ranveer were on an equal footing. To be fair, Ranveer has every right to ask to see the script when there is another hero in the film. Especially because this is the first time he plays a negative character, which goes against his good boy image, while Shahid plays a dashing Indian Raja. Ranveer’s insecurity stemmed from there, and he asked for a narration before he started shooting for the film,” he added.

The source also revealed that SLB may give him a joint narration with Shahid, if Ranveer asks for it.

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