Shahid Kapoor is a dedicated actor and there's no doubt about it. He puts in his 100% to the character he has to deliver onscreen. The actor stepped into the shoes of Maharawal Ratan Singh for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much-talked-about film Padmavati.
In an interview with a leading tabloid, the actor shared his experience of filming sword fight sequences. He said, "Sword fighting is a very defined skill... We've done it in a very raw manner. As raw as it could get."
Shahid said the armour would weigh something between 30-40 kilos and while shooting for action sequences, he lost 4 kgs in just 5 days - "I lost four kilos in five days." He went on to add, "I don't find physical challenges as challenging as I find understating the psyche of the character that you are meant to play and be true to him and be able to find all the layers in him."
"I had to draw from my instinct and from what Sanjay sir had conceived in the script," he said. Padmavati has been in news for all the controversies around and the film has also been postponed. Talking about the delay, Shahid had earlier said, "We hope the film releases soon and the authorities help us release the film. I don't know the date."
"I don't think there is anything in the film that is unacceptable or that is not in good taste. Eventually Padmavati will come out and in full force. Our constitution says that you are innocent until proven guilty. Same should be extended to Padmavati, it should not be considered guilty even before it is provided for people to judge it," Shahid added.