Ranveer Singh will be seen romancing with Jim Sarbh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat?
Jan 24, 2018
Wait! Whaaat? Let that news sink in for a bit! We
repeat, Ranveer, the slayer of gender-bending fashion in B-town, is about to
play a bisexual character in SLB`s magnum opus Padmaavat? Padmaavat stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid
Kapoor in lead roles.
With Padmaavat, Ranveer Singh has gone to a whole
different level of acting! The actor will be playing a bisexual. Yes! he is
essaying the role of a powerful but shrewd ruler Alauddin Khilji who was a
According to some historical accounts, Alauddin
Khilji (portrayed by Ranveer Singh) laid siege to Chittor fort in order to
capture Rani Padmini, and was also madly in love with his chief advisor Malik
Kafur. And the Neerja baddieJim Sarbh is about to step into the
role of Kafur. Reportedly, Kafur was a eunuch. We don’t know yet if in
Padmaavat Jim will play a cis-gender man or a transgender man.
Jim Sarbh, who has been attracting massive positive
responses for his portrayal of a eunuch for Alauddin Khilji in Padmaavat, said
to media that working with a director like Sanjay Leela Bhansali who pays
attention to every little detail, gave him an opportunity to try and be as good
as the grand and beautiful frame. A director himself and a theatre actor,
Sarbh, who has worked in films like A
Death in the Gunj and Neerja, and performed live in several plays including
Kalki Koechlin’s The Living Room and
Rajat Kapoor’s What is Done, is Done, says it’s always an empowering experience
to work with directors who are passionate about work.
"In Padmaavat, you are pushed to be as good as
the frame you inhibit, to have a presence that lives up to the intricate,
grand, beautiful, operatic frame. I love trying to rise to that. I heard that
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has an eye for detail, and it shows in his work, but
seeing it first hand is a powerful experience” Jim told to IANS.
Besides Padmaavat, Jim will be essaying the role of
a lover of an 80-year-old woman, who goes into the coma and recounts her time
with him in her younger days in Aditya
Vikram Sengupta directorial Jonaki, a Bengali film. Work should speak for itself! That`s what
this 28 years old man believes in. He says that Why watch a film with your
thoughts on what you were trying to achieve already in your head, as opposed to
going to the film, watching it, receiving your performance with fresh eyes, and
then questioning yourself afterward?
Ah! Well! Anyway, now this piece of news has made us
feel extremely elated!