Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has been one of the most talked about films this year and it hasn’t even released yet. Padmavati stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles, and while Deepika’s and Shahid’s looks were revealed earlier Ranveer’s just got out.
The talented actor, who has earlier collaborated with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his lady love Deepika Padukone in Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani, plays the role of Sultan Alauddin Khilji who falls in love with Queen Padmavati (played by Padukone), wife of king Ratan Singh of Chittor and in an order to obtain her starts a war with the Chittor kingdom. Ratan Singh, played by Shahid Kapoor, dies in the battle and Khilji wins the kingdom but before he can claim the Queen she commits Jauhar (self-immolation).
The Alauddin Khilji-Padmavati story is an epic tale of love and lust that results in a bloodied tragedy. The film releases on December 1.