Yes, you read that right! In a video doing the rounds on the internet, Shah Rukh why he didn’t play a certain negative character, which fans suspect was Ranveer Singh’s Khilji from Padmaavat.
In the video, SRK revealed that there were some hit films that he had left because he had realized that he was playing a character based on someone real. The superstar said there is no way he will not make it likeable. However, according to him, the person should not be liked. It’s not something that he should sell to the people.
Elaborating further, Shah Rukh said that he is confident that he will make the character attractive. According to him, bad guys can be very attractive and that he has a penchant for bad guys. He feels that he can make them attractive somehow.
He concluded by saying that the extremely good guy and the extremely bad guy, both have something in common, that is obsessive. According to him, he understands that space as an actor so he has to let go of films.
Fans speculated that Shah Rukh was talking about rejecting the role of Khilji played by Ranveer Singh in Padmaavat. As soon as the video went viral, comments poured in from all sides. A user wrote, ‘The outrage would have been 100x more if he was playing Khilji, I am glad he didn’t do it, at that time stones were pelted on his car while he was shooting for Raees’. Another user added, ‘I’m glad he didn’t do Khilji. With Ranveer people loved his performance but if it was Srk, people would have made Khilji a hero and glorified him because he played him. And someone like Khilji should never be glorified.’
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial also starred Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. The film received positive reviews from the audience and the critics alike.