Ranveer Singh : Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award 2018 for Khilji in Padmaavat
Ranveer Singh is all set to add another feather to his crowning glory for his portrayal of Sultan Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat. The film which went on to gather a massive total over Rs 300 crore at the box office was hailed for the performances of its lead cast including Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer has now been honoured as the Best Actor at Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2018 for Padmaavat.
2018 has been an incredible year for Ranveer Singh! He has not only received incredible acclaim for his portrayal of the merciless Alauddin Khilji but he has also delivered outstanding box office collections as he recorded his first ever Rs 300 crore blockbuster.
Ranveer’s act as Khilji in Padmaavat has been hailed as ‘outstanding’ and ‘path-breaking’ and both critics and audiences have unanimously credited him for giving Bollywood one of its most iconic villains of all times.
So, it comes as no surprise that Ranveer has been awarded the Dadasahed Phalke Excellence Award as Best Actor this year for Padmaavat. Some of Hindi cinema’s biggest stars have been recognized with this award in the past for their valuable contribution to cinema.
“We take immense pleasure to inform you that you have been finalised for the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award 2018 for the memorable role for the Padmaavat,” the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award committee wrote to Ranveer announcing his award.
Even while the actor was shooting for the film, there were reports stating that the actor had to tap into such deep zones of negative emotions that he may have to seek help from a shrink to get back to his normal self. The actor had, however, refuted the reports and shared that he soon realised that he wan’t doing enough of ‘Ranveer’ things while shooting for Padmaavat and credited his friends and family members for helping him overcome the character of the monstrous Khilji.
Well, looks like all the hard work that Ranveer had put into essaying Khilji has paid off well! This is already the third Best Actor award that Ranveer has picked up for his stand out performance in Padmaavat. Given his brilliance in the film, this year should be a clean sweep for Ranveer at other major award functions as well.