SoCultures Magazine 2018 SoCultures Magazine December 2018 - Page 83

SOCULTURES DECEMBER 2018 Celebrations Films 2018 Padmavat Released on 26 th January 2018, and directed by celebrated director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmavat is the one of the highest-grossing Indian film worldwide. The film is loosely based on the epic poem Padmavat by Malik Muhammad Jayasi, an Indian Sufi poet. The queen Padmavati (Deepika Padukone) is happily married to a dashing and daring Rajput ruler Maharawal Ratan Singh, played by Shahid Kapoor. Sultan Alauddin Khalji, who was the second and the most powerful ruler of the Khalji dynasty that ruled the Delhi played by Ranveer Singh, hears of her beauty and enters their life. He calls a war on their kingdom due to his obsession with the queen. Padmaavat faced numerous controversies and violent protests before its release. 83 | P a g e