Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor starrer Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much awaited historical drama Padmaavat got released today. Bhansali’s film Padmaavat was gripped in controversy from the day of its announcement and the filmmaker and the star casts of the film had a tough time to get the film into the theatres.
Special IMAX 3D and 3D shows was premiered at selected cinemas of some cities one day prior to its release that is on January 25. Shri Rajput Karni Sena activists have been staging violent protests across some parts of the country to stop the film's release.
Originally titled Padmavati, the movie's makers were asked to make five modifications -- including title change, addition of two disclaimers, and some alterations in a song -- before it got a U/A certificate.
With Deepika Padukone as brave Rani Padmavati, Ranveer Singh as menacing Alauddin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor as the proud king Maharawal Ratan Singh, the movie -- backed by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions -- sets out to tell a tale of Rajput valour and sacrifice.
The film, replete with Bhansali's trademark grandeur, is based on the 16th century poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi's famed poem Padmavat.