Ran­veer’s su­per­food diet for his new avatar

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - Live - - Front Page - Prashant Singh

Re­mem­ber Ran­veer Singh in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela (2013) or Ba­ji­rao Mas­tani (2015)? By now, it’s a known fact that Ran­veer Singh goes out of the way and gives his 100% to get into the skin of his char­ac­ters.

In the lat­est in­stance, even to play the men­ac­ing em­peror, Alaud­din Khilji in San­jay Leela Bhansali’s Pad­ma­vati, he clearly took the process of his char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion “very se­ri­ously.”

“Ran­veer ac­tu­ally chose to eat not-so-healthy op­tions on a daily ba­sis to look, feel and be­come like Khilji. For the whole year that he has spent play­ing the char­ac­ter, he chose to eat red meat ev­ery day. Usu­ally a con­scious eater, who chooses health­ier op­tions from the menu, Ran­veer gave all of that a miss,” says an in­sider.

A cer­tain sec­tion of peo­ple be­lieve that dur­ing Khilji’s reign, red meat was a sta­ple food in all meals for war­riors and em­per­ors. “Known to give strength, en­ergy and also a blood warmer that works to­wards build­ing a war­rior’s psy­che, red meat was a part of all meals of war­ring com­man­ders,” says the in­sider.

Ran­veer — in or­der to “em­pathise and res­onate with the part”— chose to eat red meat. “Of course, eat­ing tonnes of red meat could have ad­verse con­se­quences on health. He will now add health­ier foods to his diet to bal­ance out the meat-eat­ing year. He is happy that he lived and built this char­ac­ter brick by brick by choos­ing an un­com­mon route to do com­plete jus­tice to his char­ac­ter,” says the in­sider.

Ran­veer couldn’t be reached for a com­ment.

Ran­veer Singh

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