The first two posters of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, featuring Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini, have been unveiled by the makers of the film today and the fans are unable to contain their excitement. Bollywood celebrities like Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Farah Khan, Huma Qureshi, Dia Mirza and Rohit Roy have expressed their enthusiasm about the film on Twitter. “Stunning!!!!! And immensely impactful!!! Sanjay Bhansali is back!!! Can’t wait for December,” tweeted Karan Johar while Alia Bhatt wrote, “Uff just died! Epic.” Padmavati also features Shahid Kapoor as Rani Padmavati’s husband Raja Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as historic ruler Alauddin Khilji.
On the poster of Padmavati, Deepika Padukone is seen wearing ethnic attire, accessorised with heavy jewellery. Her unibrow is the most striking feature on the poster and also the most talked about on Twitter. “I don’t know how I feel about Deepika Padukone’s unibrow in Padmavati though,” read a tweet while another said, “The unibrow on Padmavati aka Deepika looks horrid. Why they do this? She looks dazzling otherwise.”
Padmavati is Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s third film with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali after Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani.
Jim Sarbh and Aditi Rao Hydari also play pivotal roles in Padmavati.
A source close to the film unit told DNA that major portions of the film have been shot but a few action sequences still remain.
“A lot of the shoot is still left. The major chunk may have been shot, but some big action sequences are still left. Ranveer’s portions as the young Alauddin Khilji, too, remain to be shot,” a source told DNA.