The team of the movie, Padmaavat went through a lot of trouble to get this movie to release. Unfortunately, for Shahid Kapoor this unpleasant situation didn't get any better even after the release. Fans were disappointed by his role and thought it wasn't meaty enough like Ranveer Singh's role. Many people said Alauddin Khilji's negative character completely overshadowed the positive character of Maharawal Ratan Singh.
In an interview given to I.A.N.S, Shahid said that he would have done the role of Sultan Alauddin Khilji differently than Ranveer.
According to the report, when asked if he would have liked to play the character of Khilji, Shahid said, "Of course. Which actor would not wish to play a character like Khilji in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film? You know, once on 'Koffee with Karan', Ranveer said he would have done my role in 'Kaminey' better than me... I would have done Khilji differently."
He was quizzed about his approach towards the role. The actor said,"Firstly, I do not want to get into those details. Always remember, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is the hero of all his films and we actors come second. So whether it is the loud and larger than life character of Khilji or the subtleness of Ratan Singh, everything was governed by Sanjay Sir. So, this is his vision of his. What I just said about performing differently, is because we are two different actors and our style of acting is different."
Shahid added,"The dynamics of two characters(Khilji and Maharawal Ratan Singh) was quite interesting for an actor to play. I would say that the scenes between me and Ranveer were some of the best in the film. So, I got that adrenaline rush to up my game to get all the scenes right. It improves our performance."