Padmavati Poster
Padmavati poster - looks of Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid KapoorInstagram fan club

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat features Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in key roles. However, Deepika and Ranveer's characters have been getting more attention than that of Shahid.

In Pics: Padmaavat special screening | Deepika at Siddhivinayak temple | Padmaavat new stills

The highly anticipated movie Padmaavat is all set to be released this Thursday and has already been blessed by rave reviews from the critics. Apart from the film's powerful star cast, the grandeur that Bhansali brings to his movies raised the expectations even more.

Also readHas Ram Gopal Varma lost it? Compares Padmaavat's Deepika Padukone to God, Sex and Truth's Mia Malkova

Padmaavat, earlier titled as Padmavati, remained in news ever since the trailer was launched. While the overall trailer was impressive, it was Ranveer's character of Alauddin Khilji that has grabbed most attention.

A lot was discussed about Deepika's look in the film as well. Apart from the royal avatar, she was seen having a unibrow. Although Shahid too looked very convincing as the Rajput king, his appearance in the movie was comparatively less talked about.

While Deepika plays the central character in the film as the title is based on her character, Ranveer's character of Khilji is apparently the most powerful one in the movie. The evilness that is portrayed in his character even in the trailer is something that completely steals the show.

RAnveer Singh, Padmaavat
Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji in PadmaavatMovie Stills

On the other side, Shahid's character of Rawal Ratan Singh is that of a brave but benevolent ruler, who is in deep love with his wife Rani Padmavati. No doubt Shahid will nail the role with perfection, it appears that his character may get overshadowed by the strong characters of Deepika and Ranveer.

Deepika Padukone in PadmavatiMovie Stills

Many of the critics have been praising the movie and the performances. Shahid's performance is also being applauded, but some of the tweets suggest that it is Deepika and Ranveer who got the upper hand due to the weight that their roles hold.

Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Padmaavat
Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in PadmaavatMovie Stills

There are a number of tweets that concentrate their appreciation to only Deepika and Ranveer's performance, completely ignoring Shahid's character. Even right after the release of the trailer, many had opined that Ranveer will hog the maximum limelight in Padmaavat, and it looks like the prediction is proving to be true to some extent.

Both Shahid and Ranveer's last releases -- Rangoon and Befikre -- were disasters at the box office. And thus, the duo needed a big hit. While Padmaavat is most likely to become a blockbuster, it is hard to say if Shahid would get the appreciation that he deserves.