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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A guide to making a creative work that will not invite censorship, bans or ‘hurt sentiments’

Haryana BJP leader who announced Rs 10 crore reward for beheading Deepika Padukone back in party

The Senior BJP leader had quit from his post of BJP's chief media coordinator, Haryana, in November 2017 after a show cause notice was issued for his controversial remarks during the Padmavat protest.


As Padmavati protests rage, a quiet rewrite at Padmini Palace in Chittorgarh

The room, where Singh is said to have showed Padmini's glimpse to Khilji, and which overlooks the 'Jal Mahal' where Padmini was claimed to stay, now stands sealed.

RSS-affiliated magazine slams Padmavati

In a strongly worded editorial, it states that Rani Padmini is not a subject of pride for just a section of society but for “the entire nation”

How is Karni Sena, the group behind Padmavati protests, so powerful?

Any attack on the Karni Sena is interpreted as an attack on Rajputs – following its lead, dozens of organisations, including those from other communities, have supported the call to ban the movie.

Man found hanging, Padmavati graffiti nearby: Jaipur police

The man has been identified as Chetan Saini, who had a jewellery and handicraft business in Nahari ka Naka area, near the Nahargarh Fort on the outskirts of Jaipur.


Rajput groups: Want nothing less than ban on Padmavati, will vandalise halls

Sukhdev Singh, national president of Karni Sena’s splinter outfit Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena, said Padmavati should be banned and threatened to vandalise cinema halls.

No Padmavat screening in Rajasthan, her dignity at stake: Vasundhara Raje

Padmavat screening: Stating that the decision was taken to “respect the emotions of public in the state”, Vasundhara Raje instructed Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria to ensure that Padmavat is not screened in the state.

Rajasthan HC seeks Padmavat screening

When the matter was listed again on Friday, Nishant Bora, who represented the petitioners, told The Indian Express that the court said that “in order to substantiate or disprove the allegations, a discreet screening of the movie is required”.

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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Bollywood box-office January 2018: Deepika Padukone's Padmaavat steals the show

Though a number of small-budget films including Saif Ali Khan's Kaalakaandi, Anurag Kashyap's Mukkabaaz and Zareen Khan's 1921 also delivered decent performances at the box office, January 2018 was all about Padmaavat's clean sweep.

From Sonam, Twinkle promoting PadMan to Ranveer, Ranbir out and about

See latest photos of Sonam Kapoor, Twinkle Khanna, Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor.


Upcoming Bollywood movies 2018: Padmaavat, PadMan, Dhadak, Veere Di Wedding and more

Hoping that the filmmakers in Bollywood will not have a second thought again about the release date of their films, here is how the Bollywood calendar is shaping up for the year 2018.

Most awaited Bollywood films of 2018: PadMan, Thugs of Hindostan, Kedarnath, Gold, Zero and more

The 2018 calendar has set some high expectations in the minds of cinema-goers. Deepika Padukone's Padmavati, Akshay Kumar's PadMan and Salman Khan's Race 3 are going to be the year's big releases.

Not just Padmavati, here are other Bollywood period dramas that you should watch out for

Bollywood period dramas have been exploring the culture and the history of India meticulously. Scroll through to find out what you can expect from the world of Hindi cinema in the coming months.