Padmavati truck: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh arranged for a fierce fight in this grand epic BY SAEED NASIR

 

In Padmavati trailer, Sanjay Leela Bhansali paints a grand canvas on which the storyplot of Deepika Padukone’s glorious Rani Padmavati, her courageous spouse Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) and Ranveer Singh’s almost feral Alauddin Khilji stand out.

 

In Padmavati truck, meet Deepika Padukone’s glorious queen, her Rajput warrior man performed by Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh’s menacing Alauddin Khilji.
In Padmavati truck, meet Deepika Padukone’s glorious queen, her Rajput warrior partner enjoyed by Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh’s menacing Alauddin Khilji.
Keeping their promises to fans, celebrities of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati — Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh — launched the first trailer with their period saga exactly at 13:03 on Mon. For those who came in overdue 1303 was when the eight-month long siege of Chittor by Sultan Alauddin Khilji took place. While Karan Johar said the Padmavati trailer was filled with “breathtaking and spectacular visuals”, Hrithik Roshan lauded his “unrivalled potential”. However, using one point the fraternity was unanimous: the truck was “epic, epic, epic”. The effect was Padmavati trailer becoming the very best trend almost immediately.

Within the much awaited, much discussed film, Ranveer plays Alauddin Khilji and Shahid essays the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh. It is Deepika who takes on the titular role of Padmavati, a queen so beautiful — says legend — that you could see betel drink in her throat when she ate paan. The film also stars Raza Murad and Aditi Rao Hydari.

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The three-minute video recording opens on a grand canvas showcasing the great expanse of Chittor’s fort and moves to beautiful, love-filled visuals of Rani Padmavati (Deepika) and Ratan Singh (Shahid). In an especially remarkable arena, Deepika is seen sewing Shahid’s turban while he has eye only for her. Ranveer makes a fleeting appearance after a minute into the truck and he’s typically seen on the battleground. He is perfect as the obsessive and ambitious invader with his streaming tresses and blood-stained face.

 

Ranveer Singh in a still from Padmavati truck. (Sanjay Leela Bhansali Productions)
Deepika and Shahid, on the other side, embody the royal finesse of Chittorgarh. While Shahid talks of your Rajput’s courage: “Chinta ko talwar ki nok pe rakhe, wo Rajput. Ret ki naav lekar samandar se shart lagae, wo Rajput. Aur jiska sir kate fir bhi dushman se ladta rahe, wo Rajput,” Deepika says the strength of “Rajputi kangan” is add up to the Rajputi sword.

Padmavati is dependant on folklore that 14th century ruler Alauddin Khilji fell in love with Padmini, the queen of Chittor. Choosing honour over the life in Delhi, Padmini and the other women of Chittor killed themselves by leaping into a hearth – a practice called jauhar.

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.

Bhansali earlier directed this timeless story as an opera in Paris and Rome. Actually, he was the first Indian to escort an opera internationally. His musical venture acquired debuted at the 51st Spoleto Festivity and triumphed in a lot of applause. In a very statement, the director acquired earlier said, “I’m overwhelmed by the love the film has received up to now. Padmavati is a tribute to our brave Rajput women and men and a story that the entire country will be pleased with.”

The shooting of the film saw several roadblocks with several fringe organisations protesting against Bhansali and the movie, under the assumption that Khilji will be observed romancing Padmavati onscreen. Just lately, people of the Rajput community held a protest from the film in Karnal (Haryana) demanding analysis on the film’s verification in the state of hawaii.

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