Maverick Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ninth directorial stint Padmaavat is one of the most awaited movies of the year. The movie has already created a lot of buzz. Be it the epic trailer, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor‘s never seen before avatar or Deepika’s stunning dance in Ghoomar, the movie is turning heads with every passing day.
While most of the people are aware about the story of Padmavati, not many know the surprising facts involved with the movie. Here are 6 facts that will add to your Padmaavat IQ and surge your excitement about the epic:
1. Aditi Rao Hydari as Khilji’s Begum
The gorgeous Aditi Rao Hydari will also feature in Padmaavat. She will essay the role of Kamala Devi, the favorite begum of Alauddin Khilji. We haven’t seen any still featuring Aditi in the movie trailer. She has featured in movies like Wazir, Murder 3, Bhoomi and Guddu Rangeela. We can’t wait to see Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s surprise package in the form of Aditi.
2. The After-Effects of Playing Khilji
The exceptionally talented Ranveer Singh who will be seen playing the anti-hero for the first time had a tough time portraying Alauddin Khilji. After the shoot got over, the dapper actor had to attend a lot of therapy sessions in order to step out of the negativity of the character.
3. Padmavati’s Real Companion
While most of us know about Rani Padmavati’s story, not many know that she was extremely fond of her talking parrot named Hira-mani. Her father ordered to kill the parrot but somehow it managed to flee. The parrot reaches Raja Rattan Singh and told him about Padmavati’s beauty and valour. That’s how their love story began!
4. The Grandeur of Ghoomar Song
For Padmaavat’s Ghoomar song, the gorgeous Deepika Padukone donned a lavish lehenga designed by Rimple Narula which costs approximately 2 million and weighs approximately 30 kg. We wonder how she carried the attire with so much ease during the entire shoot!
5. A Whopping Budget of ₹180 Crores
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known to make jaw-dropping movies that are made on large scales. His previous movies like Devdas, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Bajirao Mastani and Goliyon ki Rasleela: Ramleela are well-known for their lavish and exquisite sets and costumes. Padmaavat too joins the list with a budget of ₹180 crores.
6. Ranveer Singh Plays a Bisexual Character!
A fact which will literally surprise you is that Ranveer Singh will play a bisexual character. According to rumors, Ranveer’s character will be seen in a homosexual relationship with Malik Kafur (played by Jim Sarbh).