After what seemed like forever, Padmaavat, released on January 25th 2018, and has been having a phenomenal run at the Box Office. Today the film will cross the 150 crore mark, and everyone associated with the film couldn’t be more proud, particularly because of the ordeal they had to endure over the last one year. Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini, Shahid Kapoor as Maha Rawal Ratan Singh, and Ranveer Singh as the menacing Alauddin Khilji have gone onto win hearts not just in India as well as abroad with their performances. This is the third film for which Deepika and Ranveer have collaborated with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, after Goliyon Ki Rasleela–Ramleela and Bajirao Mastani. However, is the actor done with them already? In an interview with DNA, the filmmaker opens up. Also Read - Jersey Release Date Out: Shahid Kapoor's Sports Drama To Have Theatrical Release This Diwali
Speaking about working with Deepika, Bhansali told the leading daily, “Deepika is so fabulous; she is such a jaan. I just love her. All her hard work and brilliance that she brings to the set is effortless. She does her preparation but there is none of the—I AM PREPARED FOR A ROLE—heaviness around her. It is done with so much silence. It’s such a pleasure to work with someone who does what she is doing at that moment with absolute honesty. She’s an actor who feels so honestly and simply, but her performances are detailed and nuanced.” Furthermore, he says that is not done with her. (ALSO READ : Sanjay Leela Bhansali : The Reason It Took Me So Long To Speak About Padmaavat Was Because I Wanted To Make It Better) Also Read - Shahid Kapoor To Play Karna in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Adaptation of Mahabharata
The filmmaker, who oozed every bit of talent from Ranveer in the film, to make Alauddin Khilji one of the best roles the actor has ever portrayed on screen, said that he isn’t done with him either. “No other filmmaker understands Ranveer the way I do. Ranveer and I have a great chemistry and understanding. I know how to direct him and I’m aware about his limitations and strengths. I know what to do with him. He’s a very special actor. He has so much energy. I only feel he puts too much effort into ‘I did my research and I went here and did that’, all that I understand. For him to pursue his greatness, he has to be a little more effortless. He is fantastic,” he said. Well, we certainly can’t wait to see what the filmmaker has in store for us with this hit jodi! What about you? Let us know in the comments’ section below. Also Read - Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh Recount Their Love Story, Say 'Ang Laga De Kiss Was So Intensely Passionate'