Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films have always been expected to have a visual grandeur. The trailer for his latest film, Padmavati, promises nothing less. The trailer hit the web and has already set expectations soaring. The film is set for a release on December 1 this year and Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh’s fans are waiting with bated breath to see the insane chemistry on screen.The three-minute trailer, released on Monday, is a burst of vibrant colours. It opens with a long Rajput retinue walking up to a fort, presumably the Chittorgarh fort. It is headed by Rawal Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) and behind him is a moving wall of cloth containing Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone).
For several months now, Padmavati has raised several eyebrows, to the extent of groups attacking the film sets and sending out threats all over town. Goes without saying that what story of Padmavati the film will show, has left some people curious and others furious. There is considerable doubt over the existence of a Rajput queen called Padmini, on whom the story is supposed to be based. In their past film together, that is BajiraoMastani, Deepika and Ranveer filled the screen with their chemistry. While Padmavati did not have any scenes with the two together, Deepika plays the eponymous Rani Padmavati, Mallika-e-Chittor, in the film.Ranveer Singh is stepping into the shoes of Turkic emperor and plunderer Alauddin Khilji.
They might or might not share screen space in Padmavati, Ranveer and Deepika in a film are enough to leave their fans restless. Shahid Kapoor has got into the Rajput attire and looks every bit the MaharawalRatan Singh that he is playing. In Padmavati, Ratan Singh and Alauddin Khilji are set for a fierce face-off, one that will end in Rani Padmavati committing jauhar, the Rajput custom of jumping into a fire and embracing death to avoid capture at the hands of the enemy. It will be interesting to see Shahid and Deepika, a fresh jodi, together on screen. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films are known for their well-choreographed sequences, especially where battle is involved. We saw the larger-than-life battle scenes in BajiraoMastani. The trailer of Padmavati too gives us a glimpse of what kind of action scenes the film is to have. Given that the story of Padmavati is on AlauddinKhilji’s siege of Chittorgarh, we can rest assured that Bhansali won’t disappoint us on that front.