Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked by the Shri Rajput Karni Sena earlier this year for 'distorting' history.

Padmavati trailer out Sanjay Leela Bhansalis controversial film promises a visual treat
Flix Bollywood Monday, October 09, 2017 - 13:37

The much-awaited trailer of director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmavati was released online on Monday.

Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as her husband Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji, the medieval-era Delhi ruler, stun in the three-minute long trailer.

The trailer was released at 13:03pm (IST).

According to a report in The Times of India, the time was chosen because it has a special significance. Maharawal Ratan Singh, the report states, first fought Khilji in 1303 AD.

Slated for a December 1 release, Padmavati tells the story of Alauddin Khilji who desired a Rajput queen called Padmavati. Padmavati was the queen of Chittor and she is believed to have killed herself rather than letting Khilji capture her.

The film has been through various ups and down while it was under production.

Earlier this year, activists of Shri Rajput Karni Sena assaulted Bhansali and vandalised the movie's Jaipur set over alleged distortions in the film's script.

Later on, the film's set was moved to Maharashtra. An outdoor set of the historic period drama in Kolhapur was burnt down after two dozen unidentified persons torched it in March.

With IANS inputs 

Also read: Demystifying Rani Padmavati: Was she a historical figure, or just legend?

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