The actor was wary of talking about the movie as he was present at the launch of Adidas Original's first 'Fashion Destination Door' format store here. Before any further questions could be put on "Padmavati", Ranveer told the media: "Thank you very much for coming out today and before some ruckus happens here, I need to get out of here."
The actor plays Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji in the movie, which Bhansali says is a tribute to the valour of Rajput queen Padmavati. The film is in the eye of a storm following protests from conservative groups over alleged tampering of historical facts -- a contention Bhansali has denied repeatedly. The release of the film, which was earlier slated for December 1, has been deferred as the filmmakers are yet to secure a censor certificate. Ranveer, otherwise, appeared joyous as he launched the new store for the brand which he represents in India.
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