Deepika Padukone stars in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much anticipated film ‘Padmavati’ which will be distributed by Paramount Pictures on 1st December 2017. Deepika stars in the lead role of Rani Padmavati, the legendary Mewar queen known as much for her beauty and intelligence as she was for her courage. Her husband Maharawal Ratan Singh – a glorious Rajput ruler and a warrior king who fought till his dying breath to defend his kingdom and his wife’s honour – is played by Shahid Kapoor. Sultan Alauddin Khilji, played by Ranveer Singh, is an ambitious and obsessive invader, who left no stone unturned in his pursuit of Padmavati. Sanjay Leela Bhansali became the first Indian to direct an opera in Paris and Rome with ‘Padmavati’. The opera made its debut at the 51st Spoleto festival, and will now be retold in the form of a visual cinematic extravaganza.
Ajit Andhare – COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, India’s finest fully integrated motion pictures , said “I am very proud to announce that Paramount Pictures will lead the international release of our epic film ‘Padmavati’. This is a first ever such collaboration with Paramount Pictures releasing a Viacom18 Hindi feature across international markets. We are breaking new ground with Padmavati, its marketing and release strategy. With Paramount coming on board, we will take the film to a whole new level globally”.
‘Padmavati’ – A Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali production, releases in India on December 1, 2017 and will be exclusively distributed internationally by Paramount Pictures