first poster from his upcoming film Padmavati has been released. He will play
King of Chittor and Rani Padmini’s husband Maharawal Ratan Singh.
Shahid posted, "महारावल रतन सिंह. साहस, सामर्थ्य और सम्मान का प्रतीक. #Padmavati @FilmPadmavati #MahaRawalRatanSingh"
just the first poster, one can understand that this is yet another magnum opus
by Bhansali. The look and feel of the poster is very rich.
The film has been in a lot of controversy since the time of its filming. The sets were attacked in Jaipur and Kolhapur by Karni Sena activists. Sanjay Leela Bhansali was physically manhandled. While his team tried to protect SLB, a blow landed straight on the cowering, unarmed, filmmaker. A lot of Bollywood celebs condemned the attack and the incidence became a major issue at that time. Celebrities like Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra, Mahesh Bhatt, Karan Johar took to social media to express their anger. Bhansali had even issued an official statement condemning the attack and said it was uncalled for.
Padmavati, which also stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh as Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji respectively, is set to hit theatres on December 1, 2017