After the success of Gabbar is Back and Mary Kom, media conglomerate Viacom18’s film studio Viacom18 Motion Pictures has joined hands yet again with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Padmavati. Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor; the film went on floors last year and is all set to release in 2017. The makers stated officially that Padmavati is all set for a nationwide release on 17th November 2017.
The larger-than-life period drama tells the tale of the legendary Rani Padmavati – the Queen of Mewar, known not only for her beauty and intellect but also proudly remembered as the woman who fought for her honor. Earlier, the sets of the film were vandalized twice, first in Rajasthan and then in Maharashtra during its shoot. In the light of theses tragic events, it was natural for the makers to push the release date, since now it will take longer time to finish the schedule. However, it seems they have completely taken care of the loss!
After the Rajasthan incident the makers of film released the statement which they said: Sanjay Leela Bhansali has shot two films in Jaipur and despite his love for Rajasthan, for the safety of his crew, we have decided to stop the shoot and leave the city post the shocking incident where miscreants damaged property and misbehaved with the crew on the shoot of ‘Padmavati‘.
SLB had directed the opera ‘Padmavati‘ to packed houses in Paris and earned worldwide praise for it. He was inspired by the beautiful and courageous queen and is making a feature film on the story. We clarify that there is no dream sequence or any objectionable scene between Rani Padmavati and Allauddin Khilji. We have been carefully researching and making the film. In spite of this, the attack on the shoot and crew was uncalled for and was extremely damaging to the image of the beautiful city of Jaipur.