Love him or hate him, you can’t ignore him! Ranveer Singh has proved it yet again.
Ever since his first look came out way back in October 2017, fans all across were eagerly waiting for Ranveer Singh’s arrival at the silver screen as Sultan Alauddin Khilji and nobody could have justified the role better than Ranveer did.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversy-ridden Padmaavat finally got its worldwide release on January 25 amidst the Karni Sena protests and violence.
Despite Karni Sena’s protests, demanding a nationwide ban on the film, Padmaavat has opened to positive word of mouth and is roaring at the box office. Courtesy Bhansali’s direction and the stellar performances of the lead cast.
But at a time where actors are hailed as idols, one man dared to change the game by stepping out of his comfort zone and taking up the challenge to perform one of the most antagonising character ever.
Ranveer as the menacing, ambitious and charismatic Sultan of Delhi perhaps has given his career’s best performance and the interesting element here is that fans and critics worldwide are in complete awe of this villain.
Ranveer has proven that why he is considered as one of the most talented actors of Indian cinema. His performances in films such as Goliyuon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani made him one of the most appreciated actors of the industry, but his performance in Padmaavat has added the dimension of versatile actor to his name.
Right from the moment Ranveer enters the frame, you just can’t take your eyes off him. Khilji’s greed, ambitions and lust for his desires in the film has been showcased by the actor in a manner that many don’t even dare to try.
But at a time the cinema is evolving, Ranveer has certainly carved a name for himself in the showbiz as one of the best actors of Indian cinema.
Fans and some of Bollywood’s popular critics have taken their appreciation for the actor on their Twitter accounts, which shows the actor is indeed the show-stealer in the film. Read Tweets:
Not many actors accept the challenge of enacting negative roles. @RanveerOfficial is enjoying tremendous acclaim for his act in #Padmaavat and has also cemented his status by delivering the numbers: His biggest Day 1 on Thu [19 cr] and his biggest single day ever on Fri [32 cr].
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 27, 2018
Love Ranveer Singh’s guts. He chose to play an anti-hero without redemption in Padmaavat. Outstanding acting which has got acclaim. Plus, he delivered his Biggest Day 1 (Thursday 19 crore), and his biggest single day (Friday 32 crore)! What love for someone playing an anti-hero!
— Komal Nahta (@KomalNahta) January 27, 2018
— Tarika Singh (@tarikasingh) January 28, 2018
— Pritish Nandy (@PritishNandy) January 27, 2018
— Diana Penty (@DianaPenty) January 27, 2018
Ranveer Singh @RanveerOfficial take a bow man U are outstanding in #Padmaavat as Khilji.Ranveer owns the entire film and deserves every bit of praise which is coming his way.He is so amazing tht u just cant not watch anyone else in d frame when he is there.What a brilliant actor
— Shaharyar (@iShaharyar_MD) January 28, 2018
Performance of a lifetime by @RanveerOfficial ! Energy … Passion … Hardwork … plays #Khilji with aplomb … simply love it ..hands down #KhaliBali song is WOW.
— Girish Johar (@girishjohar) January 27, 2018
But it is also true that besides scoring big numbers at the box office, an actor needs commercial success as well.
It’s not just rave reviews that are pouring in for the film or for the actors, but Padmaavat has become a glorious moment for everyone related to the film as the film is doing an exceptional business at the box office.
Ranveer, who has tasted huge success from his films like Bajirao Mastani and ‘Goliyuon…’, delivers his biggest hit with Padmaavat.
Yes, Padmaavat has scored a huge number at the box office in the first three days. The film has collected a Rs.56 crore at the box office. The film collected Rs.5 crore on January 24 (limited preview screenings in IMAX 3D), Rs.19 crore on January 25 and Rs.32 crore on January 26.
According to trade expert Taran Adarsh, after a brief analysis of the film’s collection, Ranveer has delivered his biggest opener and highest single day grosser.
With that being said, Ranveer’s has proved yet again why he is one of the safest bets for helming a commercial and critically successful film.
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmaavat marks Bhansali and Ranveer’s third successful outing together.