Padmavati trailer: Ranveer Singh’s cruel intensity, Shahid Kapoor’s Rajput warrior avatar and Deepika Padukone’s ethereal beauty will haunt you for days to come


When it was announced that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is making a film based on the folklore of Rani Padmini, it had everyone excited. Later, when the cast of the film was locked and it was made public that Deepika Padukone will be seen in the titular character, while Ranveer Singh will be seen playing Sultan Alauddin Khilji, however it was the unusual casting of Shahid Kapoor that excited everyone the most. After that when the first character poster of the film was released it sent everyone in a state of frenzy. If Deepika Padukone’s look as Rani Padmini didn’t create enough buzz, Shahid Kapoor’s Mahrawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh’s Sultan Alauddin Khilji’s character poster took the hype to an all time high. In my personal opinion those posters had created enough buzz that even if they hadn’t released the trailer, the film would’ve taken a flying start at the boxoffice.


Anyway the trailer is here and it is everything that you expected it to be. It is majestic, gigantic and truly a magnum opus we all have been waiting for after the sheer brilliance of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. One look at the trailer and you’ll know that it is the biggest Bollywood film in over a decade.

The trailer is bound to give you goosebumps…

Check out the trailer below:

Releasing on December 1, 2017, Padmavati also stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Raza Murad, Jim Sarbh, among others.

Let us know what you all think about the trailer. Did it meet your expectations?

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Ranveer Singh to Kalki Koechlin: Did you know these actors faced the casting couch?

The casting couch is an unfortunate reality in Bollywood, and many actors have admitted to its existence. From Ranveer Singh to Kalki Koechlin, here are some actors who openly talked about experiencing the casting couch.

Ranveer Singh

When Ranveer Singh was still looking for his big break in Bollywood, he had a first-hand experience of the casting couch. The actor told NDTV, “There was a very sleazy gentleman. He called me over to his house in Andheri. I made a very impressive portfolio, but this guy didn’t even look at it. He kept it aside and said, ‘You have to be smart. You have to be sexy.’ I was in complete shock. He had the gall to negotiate with me. He said, ‘We won’t do anything, just let me touch it.'”

Ranveer added that the man looked “heartbroken” when he refused and the actor later found out that he does this with everyone.

Ayushmann Khurrana

Ayushmann Khurrana may have carved a niche for himself in Bollywood now, but there was a time when he faced the casting couch. He told DNA, “I have been through that initially when I was part of the industry. I was a TV anchor, so a casting director directly told me that I would have to do it. So, I told him that if I was not straight, I might have given it a thought, but I can’t do it.”

Mamta Kulkarni

Mamta Kulkarni accused director Rajkumar Santoshi of asking her for sexual favours during the shooting of China Gate. She also alleged that he chopped her role in the film.

Kalki Koechlin

The talented Kalki Koechlin admitted to the existence of the casting couch, although she added that ‘compromising’ would be of no help to an aspiring actor with no talent. Talking about her own experience, she told Savvy in an interview, “Of course, it exists! It did try and entangle me in its grip but I am slippery, I always managed to get out of it. The minute I felt uncomfortable, I walked away!”

Payal Rohatgi

Payal Rohatgi made headlines when she accused her “mentor” and director Dibakar Banerjee of misbehaving with her. Apparently, after she auditioned for his film Shanghai, he came over to her house and asked her to “lift her top.” The Khosla Ka Ghosla director denied her claims and said that she was maligning him just because he did not select her for his film.

Tisca Chopra

The Taare Zameen Par actor opened up about not getting work after the debacle of her debut film. This was when a leading director-producer tried to take advantage of Tisca Chopra. She said that he called her for a meeting and when she went, he looked her up and down and said that she needs to learn how to ‘ooze.’ Tisca later found out that most of his leading ladies had to be his “bed squeeze” to land a role in his films. She got the role and everything went fine, till the outdoor shoot, where he asked her to “meet for dinner” in his room and “discuss the script.” However, she cleverly managed to get out of that situation.

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I was known for my outrageous fashion in school, but I’m not as crazy as Lady Gaga: Ranveer Singh


“Outrageous fashion” has been a part of his life since school days. And actor Ranveer Singh, known for his eccentric style, has said his craziest look is yet to come but it can’t be crazier than how pop star Lady Gaga dresses.

“In school and adolescence, I was known for my outrageous fashion. I was the first to sport baggy jeans and show off the top of my briefs as a fashion statement, the first to wear sports jerseys, use styling gel, wear chunky silver jewellery. It’s how I have always been. People in my school WhatsApp group are hardly surprised; they say it’s good to know I haven’t changed,” Ranveer said in an interview to Vogue India’s June 2017 issue.


He admits he is a “bit far-out” with his fashion choices, but said: “My craziest look is yet to come. I think Lady Gaga is outrageous and I love her, but I am not that crazy. For every post-apocalyptic outfit I wear, I also have very normal clothes. I call it the goalkeeper syndrome: he makes nine good saves and no one comments but it’s the one he misses that’s remembered. I wear normal clothes all the time but it’s the one time I’m feeling whimsical that gets noticed.”

The actor, who is working on Padmavati, recounted how when Band Baaja Baaraat happened, stardom hit him head-on. “Suddenly, I was in the limelight without the tools to cope with the attention. And when you are unsure, your guard goes up. A part of that measured response was to dress conventionally. This was to continue through that initial phase of stardom. The change, the empowerment, ultimately came from the validation I got for my performances,” added the actor, who got critical acclaim for “Lootera” and commercial acclaim for “Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela” in 2013.


He described it as a turning point. “People recognised that I was good at what I did,” he said, remembering a time when he went to a chat show wearing an Ermenegildo Zegna suit, Kolhapuri chappals, a fedora and retro facial hair.

Are Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in a live-in relationship now?

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone

‘Padmavati’ is one of the most awaited movies of this year. With the magnum opus sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and stellar stars like Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, this epic drama will surely mint some money at the box-office.

The ‘Padmavati’ team is currently shooting in Film City location of Mumbai which is in Goregaon. According to a report in a leading daily, a few sequences from the Kolhapur schedule were remaining, which are now being shot simultaneously at Dahisar, which happens to be a few kilometres away from Film City.

Ranveer is shuttling back and forth between the two locations which often tends to get tedious for the actor. A source close to the development informed a tabloid, ” In the sequence being shot currently in Dahisar, Alauddin Khilji, played by Ranveer Singh, sets up camp opposite the Chittor Fort. Ranveer was shooting here for two days and is juggling between Film City and Dahisar.

As per industry grapevine, Ranveer Singh’s co-star and alleged girlfriend Deepika Padukone has moved in with him for the course of the movie shoot. Ranveer bought a house on the outskirts of the city so that it is closer to the shooting locations and Deepika has chosen to stay with him which will cut down on their travel time.

So we don’t know if this moving in together is just tentative or will they choose to actually take their relationship to the next level by living in together for good?

We will just have to wait and watch!

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Ranveer – Deepika arrive together; Mira Rajput, Kareena party under one roof at KJo’s bash

Karan Johar

Karan Johar

It was and eventful Saturday night for B-town as Karan Johar hosted a bash for celebrated shoemaker Christian Louboutin. Bollywood couples came together in their fashionable best, a look at the picture.


New mommy Karrena Kapoor Khan was seen in ahot black jumpsuit, flaunting her sexy back with hubby Saif Ali Khan! Bebo is rapidly shedding those extra kilos gained during her pregnancy and these pictures are just proof of it.

Putting an end to all rumors suggesting a trouble in DeepVeer’s paradise, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone stole the show as they arrived together.


Another alleged couple, Sidhartha Malhotra and Alia Bhatt arrived at KJo’s house together. Sid and Alia seem all set to make relationship official as they have been spotted at various events togther, unlike before.


King Khan attended his best fiend’s bash too.


Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter. Janhvi Kapoor was spotted at the party too.


While her husband Shahid Kapoor may have skipped the party last night, wifey Mira Rajput looked her fashionable best as she arrived for the party.


Deepika Padukone, 31, looked an ethereal beauty as she donned a floor length anarkali by Sabyasachi which boasted of a hand painted floral pattern!


Arora sisters, Malaika and Amrita snapped as they enter the venue. they were accompained by Anu Deewan who is a regular at Bollywood parties.


Kareena let her hair down as she was joined by BFFs amrite Arora, Manish Malhotra and actress Alia Bhatt for the night.


This picture of the three gorgeous ladies sums up all the fun about last night.


Kareena Kapoor Khan, amrita Arora and Sohil Khan’s wife Seema Khan strike a pose for the lens.


The ever bubbly, Srilankan beauty Jackueline Fernandez was seen in attendance too.


Aamir Kahan’s wife Kiran Rao was papped at the party too last night.


Filmmaker Farah Khan was captured by the shutterbugs as she arrived in her car for the starry night.


Heartthrob Aditya Roy Kapur was all smiles for the camera!


The famous Kareena Kapoor Khan Pout!


Kareena Kapoor Khan Kisses Seema Khan as Amrita Arora clicks a selfie !

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Look who played the villain in Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s real life love story?

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone

As per a report in a leading tabloid, Ranveer Singh was told by this filmmaker to avoid frequent public outings with Deepika Padukone.

They are one of Bollywood’s most-loved jodis. However, speculation was rife till a few months ago that Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone were not so madly in love as they were last year. The sexy diva was away in the US filming for XXX: Return of Xander Cage while Ranveer was busy with Befikre. A report in a leading tabloid suggests that Ranveer was probably instructed by Aditya Chopra to avoid frequent PDAs with his ladylove. It was nothing more an usual PR-driven exercise to maintain a certain image. This was done to keep the focus on the film, which looks like a naughty romance flick. The actor plays a raunchy lover-boy in the film and needed to be seen as an eager single ready to mingle.

Well, no prizes for guessing that the film is Befikre. The actor plays the role of Dharam, who seems quite eccentric and wild at the same time. He is paired with Vaani Kapoor, who essays the character of Shyra Gill. The film is scheduled to release on December 9. The actor is now prepping up for the role of Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati.

It seems a source further told the tabloid that the embargo or should we say ban was till 15 days before the film’s release. This perhaps explains why Ranveer and Deepika were not seen at all in public nowadays. However, everyone who was wondering if there was trouble in paradise, doubts were cleared when the two walked in hand-in-hand at the recent party thrown by the Ambanis. The couple clearly looked very much in love. However, it was reportedly one of the last public outings of the hot actor as he will go into hiding quite soon.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period epic, Padmavati will soon go into floors and the actor will prepare as extensively as he did for Bajirao Mastani. We know that Bhansali is a taskmaster and Ranveer is more than happy to give his best to the filmmaker. So, no events, endorsements and public outings for him forget the couple. We guess that a new round of speculations will rise up soon. Stay tuned to Bollywood Life for more updates…

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Deepika Padukone’s Father Reacts To Ranveer Singh Calling Her “Marriage Material”

Ranveer Singh,Deepika Padukone

Ranveer Singh,Deepika Padukone

Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor recently stole the show on Koffee With Karan Season 5 with their unabashedly honest and quirky answers. Amongst the many funny, and some serious things the duo said, one of them was Ranveer saying Deepika Padukone was marriage material and that he would like to marry her.

When Deepika’s father, Prakash Padukone was asked to comment on Ranveer’s statement, he said:

They are adults and know what they are doing. As father, I have given Deepika the freedom to take her own decisions. Even in this case, she is free to decide whatever she wants to do.”

Aww! Ab shadi kar hi lo, guys!

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Ranveer Singh Apologises For Featuring In A Sexist Ad

Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh

After being called out for featuring in a billboard ad by Danish menswear brand Jack and Jones, Ranveer Singh has now issued an apology. The social media is abuzz with criticism about the advertisement’s sexist approach. And amidst all the hatred, Singh has given a statement to Times Now. He said:

I’m sorry this happened. We got it wrong on billboards. We have rectified the mistake and the ad was withdrawn immediately.”

We appreciate him for coming forward and apologizing.

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Sara Ali Khan Is Not Making Her Debut With Ranveer Singh

Sara Ali Khan

Sara Ali Khan

A few days ago, there were reports that Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara Ali Khan has signed Zoya Akhtar‘s Gully Boys opposite Ranveer Singh. But turns out, the rumour is just a rumour. According to a report in DNA, Amrita has confirmed this news and said – “this is just not true” when asked about Sarah’s involvement in this movie. Here’s what a source had to say –

There is nothing final about Zoya’s next. To speculate that Sara is a part of the film is very mischievous at this juncture. Sara’s dad Saif is very close to Zoya’s brother Farhan. If Sara wants to be in a film produced by Excel Entertainment (Farhan’s company) all Saif or Amrita have to do is ask.”

As per various reports, it’s Alia Bhatt who has been signed for the film instead of Sara. What do you think about his pairing?

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Deepika Padukone opens up about speculations of her break up with Ranveer Singh

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are one of the cutest couples of B-town. Be it in movies or at award functions or during any event, we have always seen them share a sizzling chemistry with each other. Ranveer and Deepika have been dating each other for nearly 3 years now and while it has always been lovey-dovey between the two, there have been some testing times too. 2016 started with reports of the Bajirao Mastani getting engaged and even marrying by the end of the year, however the couple squashed all these rumours. But by the middle of the year, things started looking very different. Rumours and speculations did the rounds that is all is not well between the two. In fact, a few days back, a leading daily even mentioned that the two had split up, however BollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY revealed to you that Ranveer and Deepika are very much together even though they are going through a rough patch.

Ranveer and Deepika chose to remain silent about these speculations, but in an interview to HT Cafe today, DP finally opened up about the rumours that she has broken up with beau Ranveer Singh. When she was asked what she takes away from these speculations, Deepika mentioned, “I don’t, because there is nothing to ‘take’. I have understood it (the speculations) well enough to know what I should absorb and what I shouldn’t. After a point, one becomes completely immune to these things. You can only do things that are in your control. Certain things are a given when you are in this industry. I am sure there are certain advantages and disadvantages of being in this industry. And this is one of the things one has to deal with, and that’s totally fine. The ups, the positives, and the love we get is way too much for us to get bogged down by the speculations or the negativity.”

After Bajirao Mastani, Ranveer and Deepika will be seen in another period love story – Padmavati. The movie is set to take off from November 1 and will also star Shahid Kapoor. Padmavati is also their third film together with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Ain’t that cool? On the other hand, Ranveer Singh is also awaiting the release of his next – Befikre, which hits the screens on December 9. While, Deepika Padukone’s next is a Hollywood film – xXx: Return of Xander, which also stars Vin Diesel.

Anyway, tell us what you think about Deepika Padukone’s reaction about the speculations of her break up with Ranveer Singh in the comments section below!