Padmavati is undoubtedly one of the most-awaited movies of this year and is set to hit the screen on December 1. There’s just about one month to go before the film’s release and promotions are set to kick in thick and fast. Team Padmavati is leaving to stone unturned to ensure that much buzz is created around
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus. However, we learn that fans maybe in for a disappointment as the promotions will not see lead actors and rumored lovers Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh on the ground together.
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film features Bollywood biggies Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in the lead. As per the film’s strategy, promotions will not feature all 3 stars together at any point in time. While the plan remains to promote the film at a few events and TV shows, only Deepika and Shahid, paired in the movie as well, will be seen doing promotions together. This is the first time both Deepika and Shahid have been paired together in a film and the makers will ensure they garner buzz around the actors.
This decision, however, raises eyebrows and adds fuel to the rumors doing the rounds that Shahid and Ranveer aren’t comfortable in each other’s presence. In the film’s defense, however, it only makes sense to have Ranveer do solo promotions since he and Deepika supposedly don’t share screen-space in the film. The team will first be seen on Bigg Boss 11 where Shahid and Deepika are said to visit the house sans Ranveer.
While Ranveer will be seen sparingly during the film’s promotions, his online activity is generating enough excitement.
The talk around promotion strategy isn’t the only rumble around Padmavati. The movie has also been in the news for allegedly distorting the history of Rani Padmavati and facing the ire of a local outfit who attacked the sets of the film.Leaving strategy and controversy aside, the nation has been eagerly waiting for the release of Padmavati. Given the huge success ‘Ram Leela’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’, Sanjay Leela Bhansali will definitely be looking for a hat-trick with Padmavati. The trailer and posters of the movies have already taken the internet by storm. But it was Ranveer who won the hearts with his intimidating look as Alauddin Khilji, which overshadowed the intense look of Shahid as Maharawal Ratan Singh.
Promotions for the film kick start as early as next week.