Firstly, tell me what was going on in your mind just the night before the film hit the theaters after SO MUCH chaos that had taken place.
There wasn’t much for you to extract from the historical mentions of Maharawal Ratan Singh. How did the character come into being?
And you did it so beautifully! Now that movie has released and most people have only nice things to say about your performance, how relieved do you feel?
I know everyone has asked you about this multiple times but I cannot not ask you how was it being a part of Bhansali’s magnum opus. Considering he had already made two very successful dramas with Ranveer and Deepika in the past, how was your experience of being the new addition?
You look SO good in every frame of the film. What was the initial brief given to about your look?
Shahid, you have been around for more than a decade now. But somehow you have never given a very bad performance no matter how bad the film has turned out to be. Not many actors can boast of that…
Of course, I have. What I meant to say is that even your weakest performances haven’t really been ‘bad bad’. You have never hammed on screen…
Okay, let me rephrase. Rangoon wasn’t a commercial success. But your performance was memorable. So at times like these, do you feel disappointed because of the lack of commercial success or do you find comfort in the fact that you are being appreciated.
Before Haider, you had done R.. Rajkumar. Before Udta Punjab, you had done Shaandaar. And now, before Padmaavat, you were seen in Rangoon. Do you you see a pattern here?
Now, moving on from your professional life, tell me one quality of Mira that you would definitely want Misha to possess.
One quality of yours that you would definitely NOT want Misha to possess.
You topped the 2017 list of 50 Sexiest Asian Men in the world released by the UK- based magazine Eastern Eye. So what does sexiness mean to the sexiest man in Asia?
Talking about style, is there anything particular that you’d never say yes to wearing?
Lastly, a message for your fans who stood by you throughout these difficult times.