- Twitter thinks Ranveer looks fierce and fearsome and altogether fantastic
- In Padmavati, Ranveer plays Alauddin Khilji
- He co-stars with Deepika and Shahid
First, here's Ranveer as Alauddin Khilji:
Twitter thinks Ranveer Singh looks fierce and fearsome and altogether fantastic:
I think you have not watched our ram rajadi and our peshwa bajirao ballal. wait for #khilji he will be in your nightmares— yasemin padmavati (@ysmnly) October 3, 2017
your eyes... no enough words to describe themi'm so enthusiastic to watch this epic on big screen..#khilji— Sanjana (@Sanjana01819351) October 3, 2017
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:
Hope SLB will show #Khilji character as a pathetic human being in Padmavati, no need to glorify him.— Abhilash (@abhiemi0344) October 3, 2017
The kohl-ed eyes didn't pass muster with some:
#Khilji if you want to create a historical character: do research on it nah just fill eyes with Kohl. Bollywood logic, working since Rabta— GunJan tripathi (@gungun005) October 3, 2017
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.