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7 facts about ‘Padmavati’ you didn’t know

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‘Padmavati’ has been the topic of discussion everywhere since the time it’s 1st poster came out. The film was originally offered to Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan. But since they turned it down, Bhansali offered the role to his on-screen hit pair, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. Deepika’s unibrow look along with the costumes, the characters and the huge sets seen in its trailer is buzzing on social media. Lets have a look on some of the facts about ‘Padmavati’ you might not be aware of :-

1. Who was Padmavati?
According to the famous poem “Padmavat” (1540 AD) composed by an Avadhi poet ‘Malik Muhammad Jayasi’, ‘Padmavati’ also known as ‘Padmini’ was the Princess of the Singhal Kingdom before she got married to ‘Ratan Singh’, the Rajput of Chittorgarh.

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2. Hiraman: Her talking parrot.
Rani Padmini’s talking parrot ‘Hiraman’ used to praise the Princess’s beauty a lot. Mesmerised by the parrot’s account of Padmini, King ‘Ratan Singh’ decided on marrying the beautiful princess.
 

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3. The Sri Lankan Connect.
The poem suggests that she was the princess of the Singhal kingdom which lies in present day Sri Lanka. The poet Avadhi states that ‘Padmavati’ was the most beautiful woman present.
 
 

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4. The King had to win Padmavati.
Winning Padmini wasn’t an easy task. King Rana himself had gone to the Singhal Kingdom to participate in the Swayamvar of Princess Padmavati. The one who would defeat the warrior would marry the princess. Padmavati herself got down on the field to fight with King Ratan and was defeated. She was then married to Rana Ratan Singh.

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5. Reasons why Alauddin Khilji attacked Chittorgarh.
Rani Padmavati wasn’t the only reason why Alauddin Khilji had attacked Chittorgarh. His aim was also to acquire the 5 ratnas; The Singing Swan, A Gem with Nectar, The Stone Paras, The Hunter Shardul and The Royal Bird Lagna.
 

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6. The Chronicle of Deception.
Raghav Chetan, the deft artist was one of the most talented people of the kingdom. He happened to be the sorcerer and used to practise black magic for his own good. Having caught by The King, Raghav was removed from the palace. To take his revenge, Raghav went to Delhi and told Khilji about Padmini’s beauty.

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7. Rani Padmavati’s Jauhar.
In order to acquire Padmavati, King Ratan was seized and defeated by Alauddin Khilji. Rani Padmavati, along with other Rajput women, jumped into the Jauhar Kund, honouring Rajput men.

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The actual story though is still a mystery. Let us all see how Sanjay Leela
Bhansali has unveiled the narrative. Would you go and watch it ? Tell us
in the comments below.

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8 thoughts on “7 facts about ‘Padmavati’ you didn’t know”

  1. As the phrase says,”You Can’t judge a book by its cover” !
    So as a borne on the “Mitti Of Mewar” and in finding the truth, Deffinately gonna watch .

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