Deepika Padukone Bhansali favourite for ‘Padmavati’


After the much successful and awards-sweeping ‘Bajirao Mastani’, it seems Deepika Padukone will team up yet again with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Buzz is that the actress is a hot favourite with the filmmaker for his next magnum opus, tentatively titled ‘Padmavati’.

 The period drama is based on Rani Padmavati of Chittor, who performed ‘jauhar’ (self-immolation of queens and female royals of Rajput kingdoms when faced with defeat at the hands of an enemy) when the ruthless Alauddin Khilji attacked her kingdom because he wanted to keep her in his harem.

Deepika has previously also collaborated with Bhansali for his musical romance, ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’. Interestingly, if the actress gives a nod to ‘Padmavati’, it will also be her fourth title role, after Leela, Piku and Mastani.

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