Ranveer Singh’s performance has received immense praise from the audience. His villainous transformation of Ranveer into Alauddin Khilji took a lot of effort and was put together by the makeup, hair and prosthetic designer, Preetisheel Singh.
Preetisheel, who designed the looks for all the top artists including Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh said that, "When working with Bhansali Sir, one has to be ready to always put in that extra bit as he has such a keen eye for aesthetics and detail. I read the script and understood the characters -- how they dealt with people. Visualized the environment they would have grown up in, their likes and dislikes, their personality etc".
"There's a lot of study that went into getting under the skin of every character. Post this, I went through my look-references and finally came up with something that would equally excite the director and the actors. I was thrilled when Bhansali Sir finalized the looks."
Preetisheel has also worked with actors in more than a dozen movies including Bajirao Mastani, Rangoon, Brothers, Mom, Haider, Parched, Hawaizaada, Shivaay, Talwar, Housefull 3, Ghayal Once Again, Finding Fanny, the Tamil film 24 as well as the pre-Mughal historical epic Nanak Shah Fakir for which she won the 'National Film Award for Best Makeup'.