Shreya Ghoshal records first song for Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is not just known for making films having larger-than-life aura, but is equally a brilliant music composer. After bagging major awards for the blockbuster ‘Bajirao Mastani’, the maverick filmmaker is ready to roll his next period drama ‘Padmavati’.

Bhansali has begun working on the film’s music and has composed for a few songs. The first song has already been recorded by one of his favourite artiste Shreya Ghoshal.

The singer took to her Twitter to praise Bhansali and a song he composed for the upcoming film and called it a “landmark” in her career.

“Recorded a landmark song of my life today. Soul satisfying emotional joy ride. I live just to be able to experience such moments!” Shreya wrote on the micro-blogging site. She added another tweet, “What outstanding compositions Sanjay Bhansali sir has made for#Padmavati. Sang with all heart.”

Shreya made her Bollywood playback singing debut with Bhansali’s 2002 romantic drama ‘Devdas’. She received the National Film Award for the song ‘Bairi Piya’. She also sang ‘Deewani Mastani’ for ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer, besides other awards and nominations.  

According to reports, ‘Padmavati’ will revolve around the character of Sultan Alauddin Khilji - the second sultan of the Khilji dynasty and former ruler of the Delhi sultanate - and his obsessive love for Rani Padmavati of Mewar - who was renowned for her beauty and intellect.

Reports also have it that the filmmaker’s favourite on-screen pair Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, with whom he worked on ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela - Ram Leela’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’, will reunite on screen for the third time for Bhansali’s ambitious project ‘Padmavati’.

The script of the film is being written by Prakash Kapadia who has earlier collaborated with the director on 'Devdas,' 'Black,' 'Saawariya' and the recent 'Bajirao Mastani.' The movie will go on floors in September and will hit the big screen on 15 December 2017.