Shahid Kapoor to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award

17th April 2018

Shahid Kapoor played Maharawal Ratan Singh for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmaavat'. The actor was hailed for his character portrayal and acting prowess winning million of hearts for this Royal Rajput role of the King of Mewar. All the hard work has now paid off as the actor will be now honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award for his performance in Padmaavat. 

Expressing gratitude, Shahid said, "Honestly, it's not the most author-backed role in the film. So taking up such a role and getting appreciations for that, is an amazing moment."

The 37-year-old actor has filled the shoes of Maharawal Ratan Singh with a lot of devotion and passion adding a lot of charm to his character. We congratulate the actor for bagging the honourable Dadasaheb Phalke award for his excellent acting prowess. 

Speaking about the role he essayed Shahid concluded saying, "I am very proud that Padmaavat as a product has fought every possible battle to make it heard and seen. I correlate that to my journey in the film - everyone wondered about my role - was it a special appearance or what am I doing the film. I had to wait for one-and-half years to feel validated and for people to know why. In fact, I didn't speak for the next two days after the release - I wanted to see whether the people have felt what I have tried to depict, whether they walked out of the film saying good on you, Shahid. Padmavati - If I can say so - was a titular role for Deepika, if Ranveer was scared to play the villain and if I was afraid to play a hero who is an underdog, the film wouldn't have been the way it is."

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