Sending high tens and monster hugs to his well-wishers, actor Ranveer Singh on Wednesday said Padmaavat will be a film that the whole country will be proud of.

On the eve of his forthcoming film’s release, Ranveer shared a letter on Twitter, where he said that he is very overwhelmed and that he feels blessed.

“I saw Padmaavat in 3D last night. I am so overwhelmed with the film at this point that words fail me. I feel immensely blessed. I am also proud of my team. Team Padmaavat for the win! High tens and monster hug to everyone,” Ranveer wrote in the letter.

The actor, who is portraying the role of Alauddin Khilji in filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama, said he is relieved and happy for the reaction he has got for his performance.

He wrote: “Thank you all for your kind and generous praise. Sanjay Sir has given me a gift of a character that I will forever be indebted to him for in my life, more than I already am. You have shaped me into an artist that I am, Sir. I love you. For me, the sheer toil of our film’s team has translated (into) magic on the big screen.”

The actor wished a Happy Republic Day to his fans and said that he is proud to be a part of Padmaavat.

“And today (Wednesday), on the eve of the release of our beloved film, I wish you all a Happy Republic Day in advance and invite you all to the cinema halls. I am proud to be a part of a film that our whole country can be proud of. Jai Hind,” he concluded.

Padmaavat, which also stars Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, has been caught in a row over alleged distortion of facts, after which the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, an organisation of the Rajput community, opposed its screening.

The makers — Bhansali Productions and Viacom18 Motion Pictures — have maintained it is a take on 16th century Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s epic poem “Padmavat” and glorifies the Rajput ethos of honour, bravery and sacrifice.

Padmaavat will hit the screens today.

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