I was very apprehensive about playing Khilji, reveals Ranveer Singh

For his outstanding performance as Alauddin Khilji in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial, Padmaavat, actor Ranveer Singh is garnering praises from all corners. However, the actor recently revealed that initially, he was quite hesitant about playing the cruel and dark character.

“It was a huge risk. I was very apprehensive about taking the risk but Bhansali was very persistent in his pursuit of me, and he is the one who convinced me that I would be able to pull it off. I went with his conviction. I can never say no to Bhansali, given the amount he has contributed to my career and to me as an artist. Once I committed, I put my everything into it. But, yes, initially there were apprehensions.”

Singh, who is now looking forward to Zoya Akhtar’s upcoming venture, Gully Boy, says that he wishes to build a legacy of filmography which he can be proud of when he hangs up his boots.

“I have a very large vision for myself, my body of work, my career. I hope to build a vast legacy with a filmography which I can be proud of when I am done. I want to look back and feel like I made a significant contribution to the art and yes, keep pushing the envelope and keep exploring to things that have not been done before.”

Besides Gully Boy, Ranveer is also doing 83 with Kabir Khan.