Padmavati has to be the most controversial and widely discussed movie of the year 2017 and perhaps 2018 too. The film hasn’t been released yet but it has made headlines on daily basis, being the reason of outrage and disgust among the people of India. Padmavati, made by the veteran filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali stars the Ram Leela duo and real life couple Raveer Singh and Deepika Padukone along with Shahid Kapoor.
The movie’s allegedly based on sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jaysi’s poem ‘Padmavat’ which involves the Hindu queen Rani Padmini and Muslim Turkish ruler of Delhi Sultanate Alauddin Khilji. The controversy erupted during the production of the film when Shri Rajput Karni Sena, an organization of Rajput caste accused the makers of the film for portrayingthe Rajput queen in a bad light. Following the controversy the several threats were conveyed to the makers as well as the cast member(s) of the movie. A bounty of 1.5 million was announced by a member of the current ruling party Bhartiya Janata Party on Padukone’s head. Later on several protests broke out halting the release of the film. Padmavati was set for release on 1st December 2017 but the movie didn’t really made it to the theaters. It remains unreleased to date with it’s fate yet to be decided.
In reaction several actors and other people from different fields have shown solidarity with Bhansali and the cast; the remaining bunch of people stand neutral or against the movie Padmavati. Film would be releasing on a new date 25th of January following Republic Day of India, it would be titled as ‘Padmavat’ making modification to the actual title of the film.
We hope that when the movie releases in whatever name it might be, it would be a massive success making the wait worth it and everyone would love the shining star cast of the movie. Until the movie hits the big screen, you might be interested in having a look at the trailer of this epic film. Zara check karein.