Ranveer Singh is all set to play the ruthless king
Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati.
He has been already getting a lot of accolades for the portrayal, as his
character looks much more evil than anything an actor has ever played before.
But did you know that Ranveer isn't the first person to play the character on-screen?
Yes, there have been two other Bollywood actors who have
portrayed the character of Alauddin Khilji with equal aplomb in the past.
Wonder who they are?
Well, it's late Om Puri and Mukesh Rishi.
Om Puri As Alauddin Khilji In Bharat Ek Khoj
Om Puri played Alauddin Khilji in Shyam Bengal's
most famous television series Bharat Ek Khoj.
Mukesh Rishi, who is famous for playing negative roles
all through his Bollywood career, played Allauddin Khilji in Sony TV's Chittod
Ki Rani Padmini Ka Johur.
Mukesh Rishi As Alauddin Khilji In Chittod Ki Rani Padmini Ka Johur
While Om's show was a huge success on TV, Mukesh's
character was well applauded yet the show went off air soon due to low TRPs.
Coming back to Padmavati, alongside Ranveer, Shahid
Kapoor and Deepika Padukone will also be seen playing the lead roles in the
magnum opus historic drama.
The film is all set to hit theatres on December 1.
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