Yesterday, the Padmavati trailer hit social media like a hurricane, a stunning one, at that. Everyone went gaga over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming magnum opus that stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. Mind-blowing, incredible, stunning, epic, all of us ran out of adjectives to describe SLB's period drama about Queen Padmini, one of the iconic figures of Rajputana history. Of course, it was Bollywood hunk Ranveer Singh who got maximum attention as the marauding invader Alauddin Khilji. With his Khal Drogo-esque avatar, Ranveer sent both men and women in a tizzy. Powerful, menacing, lusty, Ranveer seems to have captured Khilji in perhaps a more amplified form than what the actual ruler really was.
In the evening, the actor shared an Insta post where he looked really emotional after the overwhelming praise he got for his portrayal of Khilji. He posted a thank you note for members of the media, friends and trade after the love shown towards Padmavati. With the trailer crossing 15 million views in a single day, Ranveer that this film was beyond numbers for him but the record achieved was quite staggering.
Based on the legend of Chittor's famed queen, Rani Padmavati, the film talks about how the invader Alauddin Khilji lusted after her and the queen preferred death via Jauahar (self-immolation) than surrender to his demands. The Rajput Karni Sena disrupted the shoot of the film in Jaipur in March but later Bhansali assured them that it would not hurt their cultural pride in any manner. Shahid Kapoor plays Maharawal Ratan Singh in the film while Aditi Rao Hydari is Khilji's wife. Stay tuned to BL for more scoop and updates...
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