Who will play the lead? What is the film about? Read on to find out everything...
After having bagged the National Award for Bajirao Mastani, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is all set to hit back with another musical - this time an anti-hero project, on the life of Rani Padmavati. Yes! Turns out Bhansali has been vying to make this film ever since he had staged a version of Padmavati in Paris, back in 2008. Fascinated by the historical-romance for years, SLB had got a chance to be the first Asian filmmaker to put the legend of Rani Padmavati on stage based on Albert Rousell's 1923 opera. In fact, at one point in time there were even speculations on how Kareena Kapoor has been signed to play the titular role of Padmavati in Bhansali's movie version. However, things didn't fall in place leading to unexpected delay. But guess the right time is finally here! That's right!
According to the industry buzz, although Bhansali is yet to finalise the cast, but he has already blocked December 2017 for this dramatic film on Rani Padmavati. The filmmaker is super excited for this venture. To an extent that in one of his earlier interviews, he had even said, "Padmavati is a project very close to my heart.I have been in love with this character and her story from long before the time when I directed the staged version of the opera in Paris. The movie adaptation has great potential for songs, dances, music and drama. Most important of all Padmavati is such a modern character, a true-blue feminist in spite of having existed five centuries ago."
For all the ignorant, Rani Padmavati is an historic inspiration, the 16th century queen of Chittor who with her husband, the King Of Chittor Rattan Sen, fought valiantly against foreign invasion and gave up her life.
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