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‘Padmavati’ first look is out, along with a new release date

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical epic will be released on December 1 instead of November 17.

The first posters of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama Padmavati have been released. Both posters feature a contemplative Deepika Padukone clad in traditional Rajasthani attire and weighed down in jewellery as Padmini, the fictitious queen of Chittor.

Initially scheduled for a November 17 release, Padmavati was delayed after its shooting in Jaipur was disrupted earlier this year. Although it was reported that the film would be released in February 2018, the posters confirm that the film will arrive in theatres on December 1.

Bhansali’s film is a fictionalised account of Alauddin Khilji’s siege of Chittor, which the epic sixteenth-century poem Padmavat attributed to his obsession with the beauty of Padmini, the wife of Rawal Ratan Singh. Padmavati stars Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor as Rawal Ratan Singh. Bhansali has also composed the music for the movie.

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