Post the announcement of Takht, we wonder if period films are a true calling for Ranveer Singh?

Ranveer Singh signs his third-period film, Takht, which will also star Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Anil Kapoor. Earlier, Ranveer was a part of two more period films titled Bajrao Mastani and Padmaavat.
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Ranveer Singh entered the film industry as Bittu Sharma with Band Baaja Baraat in 2010 to conquer it all. Eight years down the line, the actor has played a typical Delhi boy [BBB], a con artist [Lootera], an obsessive Romeo [Ram Leela], a ruler [Bajirao Mastani], modern-day Raj [Befikre] and a barbaric Allaudin Khilji [Padmaavat]. However, amongst others, it is his role as Peshwa Bajrao and Allaudin Khilji which really stood out and garnered him critical as well as immense love from the audience. The magnum opus' also proved to be huge BLOCKBUSTERS at the box office. 

Now, with Karan Johar's next directorial announcement, Takht, starring Ranveer Singh, we wonder if period films are a true calling for Mr. Singh, who manages to give an edge to each character he plays. Takht is a period drama based on the Mughal dynasty and their quest for succession. In Karan's words, Takht is a story of a family, of ambition, of greed, of betrayal, of love and of succession. It is a story of WAR for love. In the movie, Ranveer plays the role of the Crown prince Dara Shikoh. This will be Ranveer's third-period film, after Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat. After playing the negative character, it will be a welcome change to see him play a crown prince. 

Though Ranveer had gone on record to say that post-playing Khilji he wouldn't be part of a period film for some time now and that he wants a break, now we know for sure he is playing the role of Dara Shukoh, also known as Dara Shikoh. He was the eldest son and heir-apparent of the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. He was favoured as a successor by his father, Shah Jahan, and his older sister, Princess Jahanara Begum (which will be played by Kareena Kapoor Khan]. However, he gets defeated and later killed by his younger brother, Prince Muhiuddin (later, Emperor Aurangzeb, to be played by Vicky Kaushal), in a bitter struggle for the imperial throne.

Starring in a period drama is a huge risk in itself and Ranveer has time and again taken this risk and aced it. Amongst the younger lot, Ranveer is the ONLY person to have three-period films in his kitty with him outdoing himself in each movie. If Bajirao established him as an ambitious ruler and a lover, Padmaavat lay bare the lethal side of the actor via his character. Ranveer's Marathi diction and sword fighting technique were particularly appreciated in Bajirao. On the other hand, Ranveer nailed the dark side of Khilji like no one else. People even went on to say that Ranveer Singh was Khilji and Khilji is Ranveer Singh. Such was the impact. 

Not just this, Padmaavat was also Ranveer's first 100 crore film which went on to a global business of over Rs 525 crores. Bajirao too was a huge blockbuster with the worldwide collection of over Rs 350 crores. The actor will only take this unprecedented success ahead with Takht. 

Moving over, Ranveer will also be seen as a nonchalant and extremely flamboyant police officer in Simmba. He will then be seen as a street rapper in Gully Boy and later as Kapil Dev in his biopic '83. 


I’m still triggered about Karan taking jhanvi Kapoor in a period film !

Three big movies before takht. He is making the eight moves. Not an overkill and won’t look repetitive. Love him.

No, that's called getting stuck. It's good he has a few in the next two years in different genres. In my personal opinion, I think Gully Boy might be better than the period pieces for him, also in some ways Band Baaja Baarat is still my fav Ranveer film, don't put him in a boring box.

He is a great actor, I remember everybody used to make fun of him, of his fashion, especially karan johar. But now look at him this guy is doing all kind of movies. i loved him in dil dadhankne do and ! He played a simple boy and nailed it. but his best was in baji rao, such a fine actor. and he has an appeal. I wish him best his upcoming movies.

Ranveer Singh is a versatile actor. He has 1983 World cup film, Simba, Gully boy and now Takht. All different genres and he will rock every character

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