Padmaavat honours Rani Padmavati; celebrates Rajput bravery, says Shiva trilogy author Amish Tripathi

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmaavat is based on Padmavat, an epic 'revered work of fiction' by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi. It features Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles.

IANS January 16, 2018 08:52:32 IST
Padmaavat honours Rani Padmavati; celebrates Rajput bravery, says Shiva trilogy author Amish Tripathi

Mumbai: Amish Tripathi, a master of mythological fiction titles, has vouched for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's forthcoming controversial movie Padmaavat, saying it celebrates Rajput bravery and projects India's culture in a positive way.

Padmaavat honours Rani Padmavati celebrates Rajput bravery says Shiva trilogy author Amish Tripathi

Still from Padmaavat featuring Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati (left); Amish Tripathi (right). Facebook

Tripathi watched the movie in a pre-release screening in Mumbai on Monday (15 January).

"It is a film which celebrates Rajput bravery. It honours Rani Padmavati. And it says positive things about our culture. I think it is one of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's finest films," he tweeted.

The Bhansali Productions and Viacom18 Motion Pictures movie is slated to release on 25  January. It features Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in a story based on Padmavat, an epic "revered work of fiction" by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi.

Shobha Sant, CEO, Bhansali Productions, thanked Tripathi for his "honest opinion".

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