Everyone is aware that Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Shahid Kapoor collaborated for the first time for the recent release Padmaavat. While this marked a new partnership, we think the two of them also enjoyed working with each other. Recently, Bhansali shared his experience of working with Shahid and here’s what he had to say.
“Shahid was a new energy on set because I hadn’t worked with him before. It was interesting to see how a new actor works. He is a great-looking kid. He is extremely talented and so effortless. He is constantly wanting to become better,” said Sanjay.
It is a known fact that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known for bringing out stellar performances from his artistes. In fact, Shahid’s wife Mira too confessed that Shahid’s role as Maharawal Ratan Singh is one of his finest. Voicing out a similar opinion, Bhansali went on to add, “He would say, ‘I’m unhappy with that shot. Can I do this better?’ And I would tell him, ‘Can you stop pushing yourself and punishing yourself because I know what I want from you.’”
Confessing his desire that we would like to explore more of Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, Sanjay advised the two to do more films together. “It was great working with him. He gave Maharawal Ratan Singh such dignity and silence. It was a nuanced and delicate performance. I’m so proud of what he has done in this film. To play a straight and understated part, yet to make your presence felt is very difficult. Deepika and Shahid look so good together. I wish they do more films with each other.”
Readers may be aware that Shahid Kapoor played the husband of Deepika Padukone in Padmaavat. Interestingly, this is the first time where Shahid and Deepika were paired opposite each other. Deepika played the role of Rani Padmini in the film that released worldwide on January 25.