New Delhi, Nov 06 (ANI): Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, who is all geared up for his upcoming film 'Padmavati', revealed that he took a lot of time to say 'yes' to the role of the menacing antagonist, Alauddin Khilji. "I'm s**t scared. I'm playing an anti-hero. Only when I see the film, will I be able to assess my character. It's a risky move for me. That's why I took so much time to sign it," the 32-year-old told Filmfare. "For a mainstream leading man to make a choice like this at this stage is dicey. It's a despicable character. He's mean. One of my seniors, and who I believe is one of the greatest actors of all time, advised me to be careful. She told me the Indian audience is naïve. If they love a character, the love will transfer to the actor who played it. In this case, if they hate my character, the hate will be transferred to me," he added. Also starring Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, Bhansali's magnum-opus is slated to release on December 1, 2017.