BY ANUJ RADIA
Ranveer Singh’s portrayal of Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat was impressive, to say the least. It was a villainous character which compelled the audience to despise him – in the film of course!
In reward of his outstanding performance in the film, the 32-year-old actor will be honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award as Best Actor for 2018.
As such, the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award committee wrote to Ranveer, “We take immense pleasure to inform you that you have been finalised for The Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award 2018 for the memorable role for the Padmaavat.”
In conversation with PinkVilla, Singh stated:
“I was thrilled to see the response. It was a lot of hard work from past one and a half years and there was a point where our film was not getting the release. So, for it to finally release and get the kind of appreciation for my work was amazing. I took a very big risk with this character, committing to a part like this and the kind of response I have received is very fulfilling. I feel like my work amounted to something and I am very happy about that.”
Interestingly, Anushka Sharma – who is Ranveer’s debut film co-star, will also be receiving an award at the prestigious ceremony. Though Sharma will be awarded for her terrific work as a producer.
Padmaavat is truly a special film for Ranveer, as this film did not just exhibit the best of Ranveer as an actor, but it also marks his first Rs. 300 crore blockbuster.
Asian Style congratulations the Bollywood heartthrob for his outstanding achievement!