Why Deepika Padukone as Padmini, Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji are apt choices
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of those filmmakers who create magic on screen. Every visual comes across as a beautiful painting on canvas and his representation of leading ladies on screen depicts the matchless beauty of Indian women in all their glory.
With films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Black, Guzaarish, Goliyon Ki Raasleela – Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani, Bhansali has set classic examples of storytelling on the silverscreen. Every frame of his film comes out as an image straight from a fairytale book that takes you on a virtual tour to the world he sculpts on screen.
And now with Padmavati, SLB is all set to recreate the same charm. Deepika Padukone as Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji are indeed apt choices for their respective parts.
Deepika has proved her acting prowess with splendid performances in films such as Goliyon Ki Raasleela – Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Piku. She is among those actresses who can carry the Indian traditional look exceptionally well. Moreover, her personality is charismatic. Bhansali needed someone who could justify Rani Padmini’s grace and none but Deepika could fit the bill.
Shahid is one of the most underrated actors in the industry. The actor par excellence who has given impeccable performances in Kaminey, Haider and Udta Punjab, has shown enough maturity as an artiste. He not only looks good but also carries a variety of looks with elan. Moreover, his magnetic aura adds royalty to his personality. And hence Shahid is the perfect choice to play Maharawal Ratan Singh.
Ranveer is not called a bundle of undying energy for no reason. The lootera of a million hearts has wowed audiences by jaw-dropping performances in Goliyon Ki Raasleela – Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani. In a career that’s less than a decade old, Ranveer has proved his versatility by playing myriad characters on screen- as a boy-next-door in Band Baajaa Baarat, as a matured lover in Lootera, a fun-loving youth in Dil Dhadakne Do to a warrior in Bajirao Mastani. His unconventional yet intriguing persona is perfect for Khilji’s role.
Slated to release on December 1, Padmavati also stars Aditi Rao Hydari.