The film’s producers, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures have decided to go along with creative decisions taken by the director.
Now Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati is well on its way to resolve issues around the movie completely. The film’s shoot is on track and SLB will stick to its release date of November 17, 2017.
At an emergency meeting, the filmmaker’s three principal stars, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, and Deepika Padukone, have pledged to extend all their cooperation to ensure that the movie is released on time.
Reportedly, “Ranveer and Shahid haven’t committed to any other project until Padmavati’s completion. Only Deepika has other commitments, but she knows the importance of Padmavati for her career.”
“Viacom has full faith in SLB. Padmavati is the costliest Indian film to be produced. The losses suffered by the disruption of shooting in Jaipur, Viacom now waits for SLB to take a call on the new location for the movie. Then it’s full steam ahead,” the source adds.
A source says, “Let’s not forget even Bajirao Mastani was delayed when Ranveer injured himself during a battle sequence in Jaipur. The movie managed to be released on time.”
The film is a fictionalized account of the life of Rani Padmini, a legendary queen mentioned in Padmavat and 1303 siege of the Chittor fort in Rajputana by Alauddin Khilji, the Turkic ruler of the Delhi Sultanate. According to Padmavat, Khilji led the invasion motivated by his desire to capture the beautiful queen Rani Padmini, the wife of Rana Rawal Ratan Singh, the ruler of Mewar.