Ever since the first look of the film Padmavati came about, one is unable to talk about anything else. The first look featuring actress Deepika Padukone is full of grandeur. A treat to the eye.

The film Padmavati is set to release on the first of December 2017. It is directed by the renowned Mr.Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film stars the gorgeous Deepika Padukone as the lead role of Rani Padmini. Actors Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor as well as actress Aditi Rao Hydari are cast in the prominent roles.

The film is based on the story of Rani Padmini.she was first mentioned in Padmavat, a poem by Malik Muhammad Jayasi. She was the daughter of the King of the Singhal kingdom, Gandharv Sen. She had become close friends with a talking parrot and it was this parrot who told Ratan Singh of her beauty.Rani Padmini was the wife of a Rajput ruler named Maharawal Ratan Singh.  It is played by Shahid Kapoor.

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Historical sources tell us that Alauddin Khilji had heard of the beauty of Rani Padmini and came looking for her. He came to Chittoor to obtain her. At that time, Maharawal Ratan Singh was killed while battling the King of Khumbalner, King Devpal.  He too was infatuated by Rani Padmini’s beauty.

Rani Padmini and her companions committed Jauhar before Allauddin Khilji could capture Chittoor. They did this so that they could protect their honour.  Jauhar is the act of mass self-immolation. It is a Hindu custom.  It was committed by women in times of war to protect their honour. There used to be a fear among the Rajput women of getting captured and raped, during the wartime.



The film Padmavati is a historical recollection of the greatness of Rani Padmini.  It is a woman-centric film, and that just makes the viewers even more excited.

Though the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh is played by Shahid Kapoor, it was initially offered to other actors as well. Sources say that actress Deepika Padukone has charged a hefty amount of Rs.12 Crore for the film! Well the heavier the dress, the heavier the pay maybe?

Actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone had played the role of lovers in the film Bajirao Mastani, which coincidentally was also directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. However, they play the role of enemies in this film.

The budget of the movie is said to be about 180 crores.  Even though the set was vandalized many times, it didn’t seem to affect the shooting much; except the shifting of dates.

Padmavati is a highly awaited film and everyone has extremely high hopes for it as the entire team is excellent.

Know the whole history here Rani Padmavati- The real story

 

You can find updates about the film on the twitter account for the film:  https://twitter.com/FilmPadmavati

Actress Deepika Padukone’s twitter: https://twitter.com/deepikapadukone

Actor Shahid Kapoor’s twitter: https://twitter.com/shahidkapoor

Actor Ranveer Singh’s twitter: https://twitter.com/RanveerOfficial

Pictures from Google Images.