Binte Dil, a new song that features in the epic historical movie, Padmaavat, has been released. It is pictured on the Ranveer Singh, who plays the evil ruler Allauddin Khilji and his slave, Malik Kafur, played by Jim Sharb. The song is sung by the legendary Arijit Singh and has an Arabic lilt to it, with the music more seductive and alluring to the ears. In the video, Khilji is seen dancing in a bathtub, while his slave begins to sing, and as it goes on, Khilji has a sexual encounter with a woman behind closed curtains. While a woman is involved in the scene, and there is no intimacy between Khilji and Kafur, many people have spotted some homosexual undertones in their relationship with each other and in the video as well.
The song is shot in the same, visually stunning manner by the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and is performed to perfection by Ranveer Singh, who is either very threatening or nasty. Ranveer has gotten almost universal acclaim for his performance in the movie, and has emerged as a fan favorite, not from the Indian audience, but from the overseas audiences as well.
He has also been applauded for portraying a bisexual character on screen, something that is not seen in the mainstream Indian cinema. About the role, he has said that he was apprehensive about the role, but finally did it because it was such a well written character on page and a challenge for him as well.