In an interview, Shah Rukh Khan explained why he turned down the part of Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat.

Padmaavat, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, was a major hit. The globe was impressed by Ranveer Singh’s portrayal of Khilji as well as Deepika Padukone. But did you know that he wasn’t the initial candidate for the position?

In Padmaavat, Ranveer Singh took over for Shah Rukh Khan as Khilji. SRK was offered the part by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, but he turned it down. The actor explained why he turned down the role in an old interview, and the video is now becoming popular on Reddit.

Shah Rukh Khan discusses why he turned down the part in an old interview with Film Companion, which a Reddit user shared. The actor is seen in the video saying, “There were a few movies I was in that went extremely well at the box office, but I later learned I was playing a real-life character who might not be the person, and I told the director there is no way i’ll not make him likable. And I simply feel like the public shouldn’t like that person; it’s not something I should promote. Being him and the movie being about him is acceptable, but I shouldn’t glorify it. I abruptly left the movie since I had already made up my mind to do so.

He continued, “I know I’ll make him look attractive. I’m not glorying, but the way it was written, bad guys can be very attractive, and I’m telling you the truth when I say I can make bad guys very attractive because I believe that both the extremely good guy and the extremely bad guy share obsessiveness. I therefore no longer play the part.

Padmaavat, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, was one of the highest-grossing movies of 2018. Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, and Shahid Kapoor played the roles of Maharawal Ratan Singh, Khilji, and Rani Padmavati, respectively, in the movie. In total, the movie made Rs. 585 crore.

Shah Rukh Khan, who recently made a huge comeback with the film Pathaan, is gearing up to captivate audiences once more with the release of his forthcoming film Jawan. In Atlee’s action thriller, the actor will be seen onscreen alongside Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi. The film is scheduled for release on September 7, but the audience is already quite excited about it thanks to the trailer and first look.

Topics #Deepika Padukone #Padmaavat #Sanjay Leela Bhansali #Shah rukh khan