Ranveer’s superfood diet for his new avatar
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.