PADMAVATI, one of the most awaited releases of 2017 has been in the news ever since its announcement. Now, Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions announce the 3D release of PADMAVATI, worldwide. The magnum opus is the biggest Bollywood release in 3D across the world.
PADMAVATI narrates the tale of the fierce Queen of Mewar, Rani Padmavati, who was known for her beauty & valor, Maharawal Ratan Singh, the brave Rajput ruler and Sultan Alauddin Khilji, the invader. Sanjay Leela Bhansali became the first Indian to direct an opera in Paris and Rome with "Padmavati". The opera made its debut at the 51st Spoleto festival, and will now be retold in the form of a visual extravaganza in 3D.
Commenting on the announcement, Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, says, “I’m happy and excited to share that PADMAVATI will have a 3D release. As producers of PADMAVATI we are striving to achieve a never seen before scale & an epic feel given the way the film has been conceived, mounted, & shot. Presenting the film in 3D will bring a greater cinematic experience for our viewers.”
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali adds, “PADMAVATI is a story that I am proud of narrating to the world. It is a tribute to the Indian heritage, culture and valour that I am inspired by. The 3D experience will only enhance the cinematic experience of PADMAVATI.”
Namit Malhotra, Chariman, Managing Director & CEO, Prime Focus Limited, says, "We are truly excited to bring Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s visionary film to life and present our audiences worldwide a 3D experience that a film of this stature deserves. We have a deep history of pioneering work with Mr. Bhansali starting from Black to now PADMAVATI, using the same technology and talent as has been used by the choicest filmmakers in Hollywood on their biggest projects such as STAR WARS, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, GRAVITY, etc. We are honored to collaborate with Ajit Andhare and the incredibly talented teams at Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions on this project, and we are hopeful that PADMAVATI would further inspire the Indian filmmaking community to explore new ways of telling their story in 3D.”
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Padmavati stars Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji, Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati & Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh. The film releases worldwide on December 1, 2017.