Padmavati trailer will launch at 13:03 on Monday. The year 1303 was when Delhi Sultanate ruler Alauddin Khilji started his siege of Chittor.
Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, ‘Padmavati’, is all set to hit the theaters on December 1. The trailer is out and it is larger than life. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is known for the grandeur in his films, returns to the director’s chair after ‘Bajirao Mastani’ (2015).
The Padmavati publicity machine is on an overdrive and for a reason. Monday dawned with the news that Padmavati, probably the most controversial and most awaited film of 2017, will debut its trailer today. But with the news was a reason for confusion too — the trailer will come out at 13:03 on Monday. Now, why that precise time?
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From Deepika Padukone, the film’s eponymous Padmavati, to Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh — the film’s lead stars tweeted, “#PadmavatiTrailer arrives today at 13:03. Stay tuned! @FilmPadmavati.” The answer of 13:03 or 1303 lies in history.
According to Wikipedia, “In 1303, the Delhi Sultanate ruler Alauddin Khalji captured the Chittor Fort from the Guhila king Ratnasimha, after an eight month long siege. The conflict has been described in several legendary accounts, including the historically unreliable Padmavat, which claims that Alauddin’s motive was to obtain Ratnasimha’s beautiful wife Padmini.” In the film Ratnasimha, or Ratan Singh, is being played by Kapoor while Singh is Khilji.