Padmavati, directed by Sanjay Lila Bhansali has been mired in controversies from the beginning, from the rumours about historical inaccuracies to the claims of marring a sacred historical figure with salacious love story between Allaudin Khilji, played by Ranveer singh. When recently, Deepika Padukone released the first look of her character, Padmavati, Or The Goddess Queen, the highly anticipated movie has met with signs of approval from the public.
Now, as a source has revealed, filming Padmavati did take its toll on the actress, as she was left exhausted by repeated takes on the reportedly very long Johar scene in the movie.
As the readers may know, Padmavati committed suicide by jumping in a coat of fire, along with other women as a sign of aggressive protest against Allaudin Khilji, who had fallen madly in love with her and waged a war with her husband, Rana Rawal Ratan Singh (to be portrayed by Shahid Kapoor in the movie). The scene would be crucial in the movie because it is an example of female defiance in the face of an enemy, and since Sanjay Lila Bhansali is a consummate artist, he had to take repeated takes of the scene, which caused much distress of Deepika, who, as she has previously discussed, has battled with depression, and couldn’t shake off the emotionally taxing experience.
Padmavati has remained as trending topic throughout the social media since the release of the first look, and it seems that people will appreciate Deepika’s performance when then movie is released on 1 December 2017.