Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial magnum-opus Padmavat stars Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh, Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini and Ranveer Singh as Allaudin Khilji. The movie made news for its larger than life sets, its royal costumes and its extravagant characters. Despite being broiled in several controversies, the movie piqued the interest of movie-goers for its storyline. The epic saga shows the love story between Shahid and Deepika’s characters. But the grey shades of Ranveer's character won accolades when the trailer of the movie was released. The movie is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s third collaboration with Ranveer and Deepika after ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela’ (2013) and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ (2015).
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No storyteller courts controversies for publicity: Padmaavat producer Ajit Andhare

The row surrounding Padmaavat, starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles, began in January 2017 when some members of Rajput outfit Shri Rajput Karni Sena vandalised the film’s set and even slapped Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

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Delhi HC rejects plea alleging glorification of Sati in Padmaavat

The Delhi High Court today rejected a plea seeking penal action against the producers and the director of Padmaavat for alleged glorification of the practice of sati. Sati is an obsolete funeral custom where a widow immolates herself on her husband’s pyre and the law prohibits it.

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Padmaavat actor Anupriya Goenka: I’m excited to see what happens now

In Tiger Zinda Hai, Anupriya played the role of nurse Poorna and in Padmaavat, she essayed Nagmati, the first wife of Shahid Kapoor’s Maharawal Ratan Singh.

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Padmavati takes pride of place at Rajput expo

After Patidars, Kshatriyas organise a three-day business expo to provide jobs to the youths from the community

‘My approach is different from a lot of my peers,’ says Ranveer Singh

As Ranveer Singh dives into the role of a rapper for Gully Boy, he talks about finding joy in the prep, and playing Alauddin Khilji.

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Fans’ unique gesture for Deepika Padukone on Promise Day

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, fans of Deepika Padukone are showering love on the Padmaavat actor. Marking the occasion of Promise Day on February 11, fans of the actress pledged to watch the first day first show of all her films.

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Ranveer Singh: Padmaavat will always be a gem in my filmography

Ranveer Singh, who was highly praised by audiences and critics for portraying the character of Alauddin Khilji in Padmaavat, says that the movie will always be a gem in his filmography. He is now busy shooting for Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy with Alia Bhatt.

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Deepika Padukone is a happy cover girl, see photos

Deepika Padukone turned cover girl and recently shared a few clicks from the photoshoot. Deepika is all happy and excited in these clicks.

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Alauddin Khalji versus the Alauddin Khalji of history

Khalji is the valiant hero in the chronicles written by the poet Amir Khusrao, the ruthless oppressor in the Rajput annals and the villainous descendant of Muslim invaders in nationalist historiography of independent India.

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Padmaavat song Binte Dil: This Arijit Singh number is a unique love ballad

After Alauddin Khilji’s dance song Khalibali, it is the love ballad Binte Dil which makes us applaud the music weaving skills of the Padmaavat director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

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Padmaavat box office collection: All the records this Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone film has broken so far

Deepika Padukone’s prediction of Padmaavat having “earth-shattering box office performance” is turning out to be true. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus has managed to create records at the box office not only in India but also in the international markets.

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VIDEO: Deepika Padukone shares clip of cheerleaders dancing to ‘Ghoomar’ during NBA match

Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, ‘Padmaavat’ has been embroiled in controversies for a long time. Bringing forth a fresh change, American-Indian dancers enthralled the audience with their performance on ‘Ghoomar’ during an NBA match. 

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali: Padmaavat was the most anxious release of my life

Sanjay Leela Bhansali admitted that he found it mentally difficult to cope with the negativities surrounding Padmaavat but he did not let it reflect on the screen. The director also said that the protests were illogical and obnoxious.

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Padmaavat actor Ranveer Singh ecstatic on receiving note from Amitabh Bachchan: I got my award

While Ranveer Singh has captivated a lot many from the film industry with his eccentric performance as Alauddin Khilji in Padmaavat, the one accolade that stood out for him was from Bollywood’s megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

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Dear SLB, Padmaavat’s visual opulence can’t make up for its misplaced glorification and sloppy narrative

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat was more gorgeous than ever but with an insipid narrative and relentless exaltation of the Rajputana, the Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh starrer ends up being a tiring affair.