From the sheer scale of the film, actors’ looks, to the overall cinematic aesthetics —everything has been widely applauded. But the most talked-about person of them all is Deepika Padukone, who plays the titular role in the film. She is seen wearing loads of traditional jewellry, heavy ornate costumes and sports a unibrow. Soon after the first look was out, it took social media by storm with fans gushing over Padukone’s beauty (and the unibrow of course).
Speaking about her look in the film, she said, “I read some amazing articles that said how we turned beauty and changed its definition. It’s high time we did that. As women, we have been conditioned to think a certain way. I am glad about what we did with Padmavati and my look. It takes an immense amount of belief for all of us to take that risk, in a sense because that is not how the audience is conditioned. Padmavati’s beauty is beyond the physical beauty. It is her soul, her spirit, it is what she meant to her people. She is worshipped and we have to give her that due and this movie is that. Keeping all that in mind-courage, power and all of it,” reports The Indian Express.
Padmavati based around the life and times of the 13th century Rajput princess Padmini of Chittaurgarh who chose self-immolation over being captivated by the foreign invader and Sultan of Delhi Alauddin Khilji.
The film stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in leading roles and is slated to release on 1 December.