Padmavati: Shahid Kapoor undergoes intense sword fighting session - See leaked pics

Doris Richards
September 18, 2017

The teaser of the film will be launched on social media by its leading stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor along with production house Viacom 18 on 21st September on the auspicious occasion of Navratri. While Deepika Padukone will be seen playing the titular role of Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor will be seen in the role of Rawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh will be playing the role of Alauddin Khilji. According to the sources, Shahid is now taking as many as six different form of sword fighting training from six different trainers.

Yes, recently we came across some of leaked pictures from the sets of Padmavati in which we can see Shahid practicing sword fighting to get into the skin of the character. Shahid has been taught bits of Gatka, a mix of Angampora and Kalaripayattu. "He is also learning spearplay, as the spear is a customary weapon among Rajputs". "The makers are happy that Shahid is taking such a keen interest in his performance, as it will only add to the film's quality", says the source. And that is not all he has also learnt the basics of mardani Khel (a weapon-based martial art) as well as sqay (a South Asian form of sword-fighting).

According to a source, Shahid trained with a language coach before and during the film's shooting to ideal the nuances of the language and the accent used in the film.


Padmavati is considered to be a special film for Shahid. "When I heard it, I was very excited and I thought it was a great opportunity".

Earlier this year, when he had celebrated his birthday and invited his friends from the film fraternity, the menu excluded goodies or alcohol.

The historical drama is set to hit the screens on 17th November.

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