Mumbai: Many news reports claimed that there was a cold war between Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh during ‘Padmaavat’ shooting. But Shahid’s latest revelations to DNA prove otherwise.
The actor openly spoke about how he became fond of Ranveer Singh not once or twice, but thrice, including on the sets of ‘Padmaavat’.
Shahid told DNA, “There are two distinct memories. One is SRK and I were hosting an awards night and Ranveer had won the best debut honour. He (Ranveer) came on the stage and started howling (smiles). SRK and I were holding on to him. I loved him in ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’. I think he was brilliant.”
Shahid recalled another incident where he gave Ranveer one tip saying, “Ranveer, who was working round the clock, told me, ‘I’m finding it tiring to manage a shoot and training.’ I looked at him and said, ‘There are too many people who want to be where we are. Don’t complain, just be grateful’.”
But he also adds, “I don’t think anyone else could have played Bajirao like he did. No one could have done it better.”
As he recalls their first encounter on ‘Padmaavat’ set, Shahid laughed out revealing, “Ranveer loves to play his boombox loudly just before the shots to charge himself. One day, I went up to him and said, ‘Please, play it a little louder.’ And he was like, ‘Really?’ and I said, ‘Ya’ and that’s how our equation moved forward. I love music and I didn’t want him to feel as if he was being restricted in any way. So, I decided to participate. I know some people find it distracting, but I’ve enough experience to work around such things.”