Take a look at how Ranveer Singh played the anti-hero Alauddin Khilji in Padmaavat and made it to our iconic villains list with his performance.
Actors always look for a chance to do distinct characters throughout their film careers. There are certain roles that every actor wishes to portray in the movies. While playing the protagonist remains at the top of their list, very few get the chance to play an antagonist and win hearts. With the concept of ‘anti-hero’ becoming a thing in Indian cinema, the industry has seen many actors given their all to playing negative characters that the audiences love to hate. Ranveer Singh also joined the league of grey characters and gave Bollywood its iconic villain - Alauddin Khilji.
The long dreadlocks, kohl eyes, audacious behaviour and the hunger for power, Alauddin Khilji from Padmavaat speaks every aspect of what makes a villain larger than life and also one of our favourite villains of Bollywood! He may have caught our eyes with his menacing look that is quite similar to that of Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones, but it is his ruthlessness and intense mannerisms that made him one of our favourite villains of Bollywood. And when he took to the bathtub to groove to Binte Dil, we un-willingly fell for him. He is also one character that had its own layers that represented fear and suspense at the same time.
Ranveer Singh is the new age actor of the industry who can be counted among the finest actors who have given the industry some great characters. He has played several distinctive and memorable characters in this decade-long career. While he has played a number of other historic characters, Khilji definitely tops the list. From building up the character to roaring his heart out for not getting to see Rani Padmini until the end of the movie, Ranveer triumphed as an actor in the role.
Here are some of the iconic dialogues by Ranveer as Alauddin Khilji:
"Allah ki banayi hui har nayaab cheez pe sirf Allauddin Khilji ka haq hai"
"Jab khaane ko itna kuch hai to khauf kyu khayein?"
"Sarhadein bahut failadi, ab bahein failate hain"
"Ghayal dil ke alava humare aur koi ghaav toh nahi dikh rahe?"
"Kille ki deewaarein tut rahi hai, ab Chittaud ka honsla bhi tutega"
"Ishq aur jung mein koi usool nahi hote"
Truly, Khilji made our dil go khalibali with his performance.