Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh kept their promise to their fans and unveiled the first trailer of their period saga exactly at 13:03 on Monday. The time because 1303 was when the eight-month long siege of Chittor by Sultan Alauddin Khilji took place.
Ranveer as Alauddin Khilji, Shahid playing the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh and Deepika in the main role of Padmavati, a queen so beautiful — says legend — that you could see betel juice in her throat when she ate paan. You will also see Raza Murad and Aditi Rao Hydari in the movie.
The three-minute video will take you back in time to Chittor’s fort and show you the beautiful love between the Rajput couple and the blood thirst of the ambitious invader.
The trailer is everything that you imagined it would be and much more and now we don’t even know what to expect from the movie because it is going to be EPIC!
Watch the trailer here:
The ending of the trailer with the words from Deepika, “Rajputi kangan me utni hi taakat hai jitni Rajputi talwar mein” is just what it takes to leave the fans in a frenzy for the movie to release soon!
Padmavati is based on folklore that 14th-century ruler Alauddin Khilji fell in love with Padmini, the queen of Chittor. Choosing honour over a life in Delhi, Padmini and the other women of Chittor killed themselves by leaping into a fire – 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.