Padmavati: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor's film might be over three hours long

FP Staff

Nov,01 2017 10:27 28 IST

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming magnum opus Padmavati is reportedly going to exceed the 3-hour-long mark. Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles, the first edit of the film is apparently around 3 hours 13 minutes long, as per a DNA report.

Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in Padmavati

Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in a still from Padmavati. YouTube

If the run-time is not trimmed in the upcoming edits, the film could prove to be Bhansali's longest film, beating Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, which is three hours and eight minutes long. The report also suggests that a slightly longer runtime is important as Padmavati has some hard-hitting scenes which need more play than usual to be able to leave an impact.

The trailer of the film features some stunning combat scenes too, which reportedly cannot be snipped without negatively affecting the overall effect. Known for the opulence of his work, Bhansali, too, does not want to compromise on the quality of the film and would rather have a longer runtime.

Apart from having Padukone in the titular role, Kapoor as Raja Rawal Ratan Singh and Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji, Padmavati also stars Jim Sarbh and Aditi Rao Hydari. Co-produced by Viacom 18 Pictures and Bhansali Productions, it is slated to release on 1 December.

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Published Date: Nov 01, 2017 10:27 AM | Updated Date: Nov 01, 2017 10:27 AM