‘Padmavati’ trailer a massive hit, crosses 15 million views in 24 hrs

The trailer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s grandeur drama, ‘Padmavati’ was released at 13:03 yesterday and surprisingly the trailer was highly watched and in less than 24 hours, it has crossed 13 million views which is a record breaking trailer viewing. So far the trailer was viewed 13,721,025 and still counting fast.

The trailer of ‘Padmavati’ embodies regal. Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati was just brilliant. She very well nails her role of a royal Rajput princess and was looking exceptionally stunning.  Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji embodies strength, royal and pride.

In the three minute trailer, Sanjay Leela Bhansali introduces the three main characters and gives the audience a glimpse of a gigantic battle field.

The dialogues of the film are captivating. Deepika says, "Rajputi kangan mein utni hi taqat hai, jitni Rajputi talwar mein." While Shahid talks of a Rajput: “Chinta ko talwar ki nok pe rakhe, wo Rajput. Ret ki naav lekar samandar se shart lagae, wo Rajput. Aur jiska sir kate fir bhi dushman se ladta rahe, wo Rajput".

In yesterday morning, the social media handle of ‘Padmavati’ tweeted:-

#PadmavatiTrailer arrives today at 13:03. Stay tuned!@RanveerOfficial @shahidkapoor @deepikapadukone

As promised the trailer hits at 13:03. While all might be wondering why the makers have selected this unique time for ‘Padmavati’ trailer release, here lays the answer. It was in 1303 Alauddin Khilji captured the Chittor fort.

‘Padmavati’ revolves around 14th century ruler Alauddin Khilji, Rani Padmavati and Maharawal Ratan Singh. Alauddin Khilji  fell in love with Padmini, the queen of Chittor and attacked Chittor to own beautiful Rani Padmini for himself.

Choosing honour over a life, Padmini and the other women of Chittor killed themselves by leaping into a fire – a practise called Jauhar.