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The 90-crore extravaganza will star Kareena in the lead
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 12, 2011)
SLB will adapt the legendary story of Padmavati, the 16th century queen of Chittor who with her husband, the King Of Chittor Rattan Sen, fought valiantly against foreign invasion and gave up her life.
Fascinated by the historical-romance for years, SLB got a chance to be the first Asian filmmaker to put the legend of Rani Padmavati on stage when he directed a version of Padmavati in Paris’s prestigious Theatre du Chalet in March 2008. SLB’s staged opera based on Albert Rousell’s 1923 opera was a huge success.
It was then that SLB decided to make a movie version of Padmavati. Post-Guzaarish the director is ready to direct “something as spectacular, dramatic, female-oriented and musically-inclined as Padmavati.’
Says a source, “After Guzaarish Sanjay was in two minds as to what to make. He had two options, both large-scale epic tales. But it’s Padmavati he wants to direct next.”
A leading corporate house with whom SLB worked recently has already agreed to produce the Rs 90-crore historical epic.
And now for the crucial question.Who plays the title role in SLB’s Padmavati? Apparently Kareena Kapoor who has never done a costume drama before is seen as the best bet for the role.
SLB says, Padmavati is a project very close to my heart. I have been in love with this character and her story from long before the time when I directed the staged version of More >