Ranveer Singh on Playing Alauddin Khilji for Padmaavat: My Decision Came from My Own Self-Loathing
Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji (Photo Credit: Eros)

It has been a great year to be Ranveer Singh. He just recently got married to his long-time girlfriend Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone. Apart from shooting for promising movies like Gully Boy and Simmba, the actor began the year with a bang with the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat. For the first time in his career, the actor played an out and out negative character, which he says took a toll on his mental health. In his latest interview with Filmfare, the actor says that he won't play Alauddin Khliji again given the opportunity. There is more. Black Magic on Ranveer Singh? Actor Says His Weak Health on Sets of Bajirao Mastani Made People Think That.

Ranveer said, "It's such a dark character. I wanted to do a negative character at least once in my career. So I did it. But when it was offered to me, I was not in that space in life. I was apprehensive about doing it initially. Recently, an actor turned down a negative role and I could understand why. I know the apprehension. I chose to do it; this actor chose not to do it. That's totally understandable. It was a courageous decision." Ranveer Singh Proclaims Himself As the Best Boyfriend Ever, Says It’s Time to Be the Best Husband.

When the journalist pointed out that Ranveer's decision to do the role was courageous as well, the actor denied. "No, no. My decision came from my own self-loathing. Everyone has a negative side. The thought was now the intensity of my wrongdoings will be equal to my struggle to correct it. So when I played the part and got done, it felt like all the rubbish was out of my system. It felt like atonement," he said.

We would be lying if we said we didn't want to see the actor play a negative role again. But again, his mental health comes above our desire. Stay awesome, Ranveer.