Padmaavat (formerly titled Padmavati), is a 2018 Indian epic period drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Deepika Padukone stars as Rani Padmavati, alongside Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh, and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji. Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad, and Anupriya Goenka feature in supporting roles. Based on the epic poem Padmavat (1540) by Malik Muhammad Jayasi, the film narrates the story of Padmavati, a Rajput queen who committed jauhar (self-immolation) to protect herself from Khilji.
With a production budget of ₹215 crore (US$34 million), Padmaavat is the most expensive Hindi film and one of the most expensive Indian films ever made. Initially scheduled for release on 1 December 2017, Padmavaat faced numerous controversies. Amid violent protests, a bounty was placed on the crew and its release was indefinitely delayed. In December, the Central Board of Film Certification approved the film with five modifications, which includes the addition of multiple disclaimers and a change in title. Padmaavat was rescheduled for release on 25 January 2018 in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D formats, making it the first Indian film to be released in IMAX 3D
Directed by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Production Company: Bhansali Productions.
Produced by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Distributed by: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures.
Written by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Cinematography: Sudeep Chatterjee.
Starring: Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh.
Music: Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Edited by: Jayant Jadhar.
Release date: 25 January 2018.