Ranveer Singh As Padmavati's Alauddin Khilji Is The Stuff Of Twitter's Nightmares

Twitter is utterly destroyed after the actor's look as the deadly Alauddin Khilji from upcoming film Padmavati was released

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Ranveer Singh As Padmavati's Alauddin Khilji Is The Stuff Of Twitter's Nightmares

Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji in Padmavati (Image courtesy: RanveerOfficial)


New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Twitter thinks Ranveer looks fierce and fearsome and altogether fantastic
  2. In Padmavati, Ranveer plays Alauddin Khilji
  3. He co-stars with Deepika and Shahid
The day belongs to Ranveer Singh, as one tweet put it. Twitter is utterly destroyed after the actor's look as the deadly Alauddin Khilji from upcoming film Padmavati was released early morning. Ranveer's is the last of the three primary characters of the film to be revealed and while Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini and Shahid Kapoor as Rawal Ratan Singh were spectacular, Ranveer is next level mega. This is how you break the Internet. #Khilji is trending on Twitter and is likely to for the rest of today. Padmavati, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is based on the legend of Rani Padmini of Chittor who is believed to have committed jauhar to escape Alauddin Khilji's invasion - as the villain of the piece, Ranveer is accordingly made up with a battle-scarred face and a terrifyingly direct gaze.

First, here's Ranveer as Alauddin Khilji:
 
 

Twitter thinks Ranveer Singh looks fierce and fearsome and altogether fantastic:
 
 
 
 
 
 

Not everyone was impressed, of course (this being Twitter) - at least two tweets invoked Game Of Thrones:
 
 

There also seems to be a difference of opinion on how Khilji should be portrayed in the film:
 
 

The kohl-ed eyes didn't pass muster with some:

And predictably, the opportunity to crack a joke was not to be missed:
 

Ranveer Singh's last collaboration with Mr Bhansali and Deepika Padukone was Bajirao Mastani in which he played the Pesha ruler Bajirao I with Deepika as Mastani - he's had practice at being royally intense and the interest level in Padmavati just shot up by several notches after the release of the Khilji posters.

Padmavati has been dogged by controversy ever since filming began - Rajput groups assaulted the director and vandalised the sets in Jaipur; sets in Maharashtra were also attacked. The groups have announced their intention of not allowing the film to release, based on what they allege is an inaccurate portrayal of the legend of Rani Padmini.
 


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