- I saw Khilji as a challenge for me, as an actor: Ranveer Singh
- Ranveer's performance has been praised by critics and audience alike
- Padmaavat collected Rs 18 crore on the opening day
Critics and celebs who've watched Padmaavat have praised Ranveer Singh's performance and the Internet thinks that Ranveer just sweep all awards for his performance too. "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."
"Padmaavat", which also stars Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, has collected Rs 18 crore on opening day and trade analysts have predicted strong box office performance over the weekend. The opened amid angry protests from Rajput Karni Sena, who alleged that the film misrepresents history and taints the image of Rani Padmini of Chittor.
"Padmaavat" is based on 16th century poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi's Padmavat, which narrates how Rani Padmini and sevral Rajput women performed jauhar when Alauddin Khilji invaded the fort of Chittor in 1301.
(With inputs from IANS)