Shahid Kapoor is quite excited to be a part of Sanjay Leela Bhnsali’s period drama ‘Padmavati’. He is going all out to add authenticity to his character of Raja Rawal Ratan Singh. The Shaandaar star is not only undergoing intense workputs to get an enviable physique but is also learning sword fighting.
Shahid Kapoor, has been training in sword-fighting over the past month. He has six different trainers, each of whom is training him in a particular style of sword-fighting.
Sources revealed, “Rajputana style of sword-fighting is an evolved one, which requires the body to be both strong and agile at the same time. 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. He has been training for 24 days now. 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)”.
Sources added, “He is on a protein rich diet, which helps in agility. This is to maintain the physique for the role in the period drama. ”
‘Padmavati’ also stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in pivotal roles.