Padmavati is the upcoming Indian Hindi epic drama directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film’s protagonists are Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh, Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji, . Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh and Anupriya Goenka. According to Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s epic “Padmavat” (1540), the film tells the story of Padmavati, a legendary Queen Rajput who had to protect himself from being attacked by Khilji, a Muslim warrior Myself.
Padmavati’s production budget has reached 20 billion rupees (about 31 million US dollars), is one of the most expensive Indian movies in history . Originally planned on December 1, 2017, Padmavati faced opposition from Pakistani right-wing Hindu groups allegedly distorting historical facts, despite Bhansali’s insistence on the contrary. In the country’s violent protests, Bhansali and Padukone were generously paid off. Its release has been delayed indefinitely. In late December, the CTC approved theatrical performance of the film and suggested five changes to the movie, including adding multiple disclaimers and revising Padmavati’s title.
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Featured song: Ghoomar
Release date: : 9 February 2018
Budget: 2 billion INR
Music director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sanchit Balhara
Deepika Padukone as Padmavati – a 13th-14th century legendary Rajput queen, who was, according to Padmavat, the wife of Rajput king Ratan Singh (also known as Ratan Sen), the ruler of Mewar. The news of Padmavati’s beauty reached Sultan Alauddin Khilji, who besieged Singh’s capital, Chittor, motivated by his desire to capture the queen.
Shahid Kapoor as Ratan Singh – the last Rajput ruler of the Guhila dynasty that ruled the kingdom of Mewar. He was defeated by Alauddin Khilji’s forces during the siege of Chittor.
Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji – the Turko-Afghan ruler of the Delhi Sultanate. He was the second and most powerful ruler of the Sultanate belonging to the Khilji dynasty. He ascended the throne by murdering his paternal uncle and father-in-law, Sultan Jalaluddin Khilji. According to Padmavat, Khilji laid siege to Chittor motivated by his desire to capture Ratan Singh’s beautiful wife, Padmavati.
Aditi Rao Hydari as Mehrunisa – wife of Alauddin Khilji
Raza Murad as Jalaluddin Khilji – the founder and first Sultan of the Khilji dynasty that ruled the Delhi Sultanate. He was deposed by his nephew and son-in-law Alauddin, who murdered his uncle to usurp the throne.
Jim Sarbh as Malik Kafur – a prominent eunuch slave-general of Alauddin Khilji.
Anupriya Goenka as Nagmati – first wife and chief queen of Ratan Singh according to Padmavat. Nagmati and her husband’s second wife, Padmavati, performed jauhar together after Alauddin Khilji attacked Chittor.