In Padmavati trailer, Sanjay Leela Bhansali paints a grand canvas on which the story of Deepika Padukone’s glorious Rani Padmavati, her courageous husband Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) and Ranveer Singh’s almost feral Alauddin Khilji come alive.
Keeping their promise to fans, stars of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati — Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh — unveiled the first trailer of their period saga exactly at 13:03 on Monday.
In the much awaited, much discussed film, Ranveer plays Alauddin Khilji and Shahid essays the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh. It is Deepika who plays the titular role of Padmavati, a queen so beautiful — says legend — that you could see betel juice in her throat when she ate paan. The film also stars Raza Murad and Aditi Rao Hydari.
Deepika and Shahid, on the other hand, embody the royal finesse of Chittorgarh. While Shahid talks of a Rajput’s courage: “Chinta ko talwar ki nok pe rakhe, wo Rajput.
This is the third time Ranveer and Deepika have worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali after Goliyon ki Rasleela, Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani. This is the first time that Shahid is working with Bhansali.
In a statement, the director of the film Bhansali had earlier said, “I’m overwhelmed by the love the film has received so far. Padmavati is a tribute to our brave Rajput men and women and a story that the entire country will be proud of.”
BDTodays/M, H/ 9 October, 2017