The actor is taking Diction classes, reading about Hitler, and working out for three hours everyday to play his toughest role yet...
Ranveer Singh is gearing up to play the darkest role he has ever played. He is going deep into the psyche of evil men in history to play the dark role of Alauddin Khilji in Padmavati. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has given the actor books to read delving into the psyche of dark rulers of history including Hitler. Ranveer has to completely forget who he is before he can play Khilji. It's an intense role and Ranveer has to completely transform himself. Khilji was a tyrant with no shades of grey, without any justification for his evilness. His army raped, destroyed and conquered thousands of people as he strove to establish his Sultanate in India.
Says a source, "Ranveer is prepping his body language, mannerisms, diction and physique. He is holed up in his Goregaon apartment and has himself off from people. For many hours in the day, he transforms into Khilji working on his dialogues and diction. "
The source adds that Ranveer is going the Aamir way as the actor is known to transform into various characters for his different films,"From intense workouts, to reading, research and diction training, Ranveer is going the extra mile to become Alauddin Khilji. After Befikre, he had to build up a different kind of body for Padmavati which is more powerful and big built. He works out for almost three hours every day. His benchmark to play this iconic, villainous historical character is very high; and therefore, this has become the toughest role that he has ever tackled!"