Find Out About The Characters Ranveer, Deepika and Shahid are Playing in Padmavati

Padmavati, which is slated to release on December 1, is going to be biggest Hindi film of the year. The first look posters are out and people are drooling over the one featuring Ranveer Singh. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the movie is made on a mammoth budget. You may know that the movie is based on true events but read on to know more about the characters played by Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor.

Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini (Padmavati)

Playing the titular role, Padukone is paired opposite Shahid Kapoor and boyfriend Ranveer Singh. After Alauddin Khilji captured her husband Maharawal Ratan Singh’s fort, Rani Padmini chose to commit Jauhar (or self-sacrifice, kinda like Sati) instead of being enslaved.

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Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh

Maharawal Ratan Singh, better known as Ratnasimha, ruled the Mewar kingdom which is a part of Rajasthan. He surrendered to Alauddin Khilji’s army after putting up a tough fight. Shahid has undergone rigorous training to get the battle sequences right.

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Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji

Ranveer Singh will be seen as Alauddin Khilji, a tyrannical ruler of the Khilji dynasty. He invaded Chittor and his army defeated Maharawal Ratan Singh’s men. Khilji wanted to get Singh’s wife – Rani Padmini – to be a part of his harem and that’s one of the reasons he attacked his kingdom. Khilji was supposedly bi-sexual and in the film, too, Jim Sarbh will play one of his gay lovers.

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