There is lot excitement around Deepika Padukone playing Rani Padmavati on screen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film PADMAVATI. Now that the first posters of the film are out which features Deepika Padukone as royal Rajasthani queen, everyone’s eager to check out the movie.
And just when we thought that we are witnessing Rani Padmavati for the first time on celluloid, then this piece of information will totally shock you. Well, if we go by the latest reports doing the rounds then Deepika Padukone is not the first actress to play the Queen of Chittor Rani Padmini and there have been actresses who have essayed the role earlier.
Reports suggest that yesteryear actress Vyjayanthimala played the role of Rani Padmini in Tamil film CHITTOOR RANI PADMINI. Besides, ace art director Nitin Chandrakant Desai’s show ‘Chittod Ki Rani Padmini Ka Johur’ which aired on small screen way back in 2009, had Marathi actress Tejaswini Lonari essay the role of Rani Padmini while Rohit Bakshi and Mukesh Rishi essayed the role of Raja Ratan Singh and Alauddin Khilji respectively. Nevertheless, with poor TRPs the show ended in no time and we could hardly experience the grandeur of the show.
Now it is to be seen how SLB weaves magic on screen with his version of PADMAVATI. But going by SLB’s majestic presentation with a stellar cast of Deepika Padukone-Raveer Singh-Shahid Kapoor and their popularity, PADMAVATI is certainly expected to create wonders.