Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 'Padmavati', probably the most controversial and most awaited film of 2017, has finally released its official trailer today.
Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ has been in the news ever since the auteur started filming it. Earlier this year, the film became a subject of violence and vandalizing by the fringe outfit of Rajput Karni Sena. ‘Padmavati’ has been also in the headlines for the extensive mystique surrounding the protagonists and their looks in the film.
Starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, Padmavati is one of SLB’s most ambitious projects.
In the movie, Deepika essays the role of Rani Padmini, wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh (played by Shahid), the King of Chittor while Ranveer portrays Sultan Alauddin Khilji.
Ranveer's look of Alauddin Khilji looks really terrifying and looks hugely inspired by Khal Drogo of 'Game of Thrones'.
The little scar underneath his eye can throw chills down anyone's spine.
This will be the first time when the real-life couple Deepika and Ranveer will be seen against each other on screen, while romance of Deepika and Shahid will also hit the Bollywood screen for the very first time.
Interestingly, Padmavati also happens to be Shahid’s first with Bhansali.
The trailer takes us to the era of 1303, when the Delhi Sultanate ruler Alauddin Khalji had captured the Chittor Fort from the Guhila king Ratnasimha, after an eight-month-long siege.
However, the film in the latter half will also reveal that the fight is not just to occupy a kingdom but to obtain the legendary beauty and queen of Chittor, Padmini or Padmavati.
Padmavati is Deepika and Ranveer’s fourth film together. Earlier, Bhansali had brought them together for the first time in Goliyon Ki Raasleela- Ram Leela. Next the duo was seen together again in Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani. They had even shared screen space for a few seconds in Homi Adajania’s Finding Fanny, a film in which Ranveer made a cameo appearance.
Bhansali has also made it official that the movie, Padmavati will hit the big screen on December 1 this year.