Padmavati is an upcoming Indian period drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and jointly produced by Bhansali and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.
The film features Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmini, alongside Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, and Aditi Rao Hydari.
The film was originally scheduled for release on 17 November 2017, but protests in Rajasthan impacted filming. The film is scheduled for release on 1 December 2017.
The film is a fictionised account of the life of Rani Padmini, a legendary Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat. According to Padmavat, she was the wife of Rana Rawal Ratan Singh, the Rajput ruler of Mewar. In 1303, Alauddin Khalji, the Turkic ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, laid siege to the Chittor Fort in Rajputana. According to Padmavat, Khalji led the invasion motivated by his desire to capture Rani Padmini.
- Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini
- Shahid Kapoor as Rawal Ratan Singh
- Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji
- Jim Sarbh as Malik Naib Kafur
- Aditi Rao Hydari as Kamala Devi
The film score is composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The songs featured in the film will be composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Shreya Ghoshal has already rendered a song.
She will be singing four songs for the film. Deepika Padukone filmed a Ghoomar performance, a traditional Rajasthani folk dance, on a set that replicates the interior of Chittorgarh Fort.
According to Ghoshal “The film has some beautiful songs. The fusion of folk and larger than life arrangements and grander treatment is amazing. It is going to be a treat.