Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat

India-Forums

   
Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat
Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat

Kareena in Bhansali's next?

desigal90 IF-Stunnerz
desigal90
desigal90

Joined: 14 November 2007
Posts: 37523

Posted: 11 March 2011 at 5:11pm | IP Logged
Could this be true? Oh could this girl possibly be doing something so amazing?
 
Bhansali's opera Padmavati to be filmed

The 90-crore extravaganza will star Kareena in the lead

Subhash K Jha

Posted On Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 04:01:24 AM

SLB will adapt the legendary story of Padmavati, the 16th century queen of Chittor who with her husband, the King Of Chittor Rattan Sen, fought valiantly against foreign invasion and gave up her life.



Fascinated by the historical-romance for years, SLB got a chance to be the first Asian filmmaker to put the legend of Rani Padmavati on stage when he directed a version of Padmavati in Paris's prestigious Theatre du Chalet in March 2008. SLB's staged opera based on Albert Rousell's 1923 opera was a huge success.

It was then that SLB decided to make a movie version of Padmavati. Post-Guzaarish the director is ready to direct "something as spectacular, dramatic, female-oriented and musically-inclined as Padmavati.'

Says a source, "After Guzaarish Sanjay was in two minds as to what to make. He had two options, both large-scale epic tales. But it's Padmavati he wants to direct next."

A leading corporate house with whom SLB worked recently has already agreed to produce the Rs 90-crore historical epic.

And now for the crucial question.Who plays the title role in SLB's Padmavati? Apparently Kareena Kapoor who has never done a costume drama before is seen as the best bet for the role.

SLB says, Padmavati is a project very close to my heart.I have been in love with this character and her story from long before the time when I directed the staged version of the opera in Paris.

The movie adaptation has great potential for songs, dances, music and drama. Most important of all Padmavati is such a modern character, a true-blue feminist in spite of having existed five centuries ago. Beyond that it's too early to comment on the project.


http://www.mumbaimirror.com/index.aspx?Page=article&sectname=Entertainment%20-%20Bollywood&sectid=30&contentid=201103122011031204012437835000e3omment on the project."

The following 2 member(s) liked the above post:

Dilushasheee

ZoobiDoobi IF-Addictz
ZoobiDoobi
ZoobiDoobi

Joined: 08 June 2005
Posts: 59364

Posted: 11 March 2011 at 5:20pm | IP Logged
If it is, then i will forgive her for Madhur's film .
 
What is it about? It was so complicated to read. i like ur summaries better Geek

The following 1 member(s) liked the above post:

sheee

desigal90 IF-Stunnerz
desigal90
desigal90

Joined: 14 November 2007
Posts: 37523

Posted: 11 March 2011 at 5:23pm | IP Logged
LOL summary at the start of the article, lol!
 
 16th century queen of Chittor who with her husband, the King Of Chittor Rattan Sen, fought valiantly against foreign invasion and gave up her life.

The following 2 member(s) liked the above post:

sheeeZoobiDoobi

ZoobiDoobi IF-Addictz
ZoobiDoobi
ZoobiDoobi

Joined: 08 June 2005
Posts: 59364

Posted: 11 March 2011 at 5:24pm | IP Logged
^ oh i read it after I posted. Interesting. I wonder who this lucky husband will be. I hope Hrithik. Ermm

The following 1 member(s) liked the above post:

sheee

gilmores IF-Stunnerz
gilmores
gilmores

Joined: 30 June 2005
Posts: 28395

Posted: 11 March 2011 at 5:27pm | IP Logged
90 crores, Bhansali? Yikes.

But seems like a good role. Chittor Ki Rani Padmavati's story is quite interesting.

The following 3 member(s) liked the above post:

koolchicksheeeZoobiDoobi

ZoobiDoobi IF-Addictz
ZoobiDoobi
ZoobiDoobi

Joined: 08 June 2005
Posts: 59364

Posted: 11 March 2011 at 5:31pm | IP Logged
Found some information on Chittor Ki Rani Padmavati
ZoobiDoobi IF-Addictz
ZoobiDoobi
ZoobiDoobi

Joined: 08 June 2005
Posts: 59364

Posted: 11 March 2011 at 5:32pm | IP Logged
Rani Padmini of Chittorgarh
ACK Description:


In the history of India, Padmini of Chittor holds a very prominent position. She was a perfect model of ideal Indian womanhood. When the values cherished by her were threatened by Ala-ud-din Khilji, the mighty Afghan king of Delhi, she faced her problems with exceptional courage. A lesser woman would not have been able to face Ala-ud-din, but Padmini was no ordinary woman. She was a living example of virtuous womanhood.

It was this that inspired many a legend about her. This story of Padmini is based on Padmavat by the famous Sufi poet Malik Muhammed Jayasi and Gora-Badal by the poet Jaymal.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
More information on Rani Padmini

Rani Padmini was the queen of Chittor and the wife of King Rawal Ratan Singh.
.
The Indian Helen, as she is also known, Padmini is considered to be the epitome of Indian woman-hood and a personification of sacrifice and valour. Her story has been immortalized in Padmavat, an epic poem written by Malik Muhammad Jayasi in the Awadhi language in the year 1540 [1].
 .
In the 12th and 13th centuries, the Delhi Sultanate dominated the political milieu of Northern India. The Delhi Sultans made repeated attacks against their Rajput opponents, especially the Sisodias of Mewar, on one pretext or the other. The first sack of Chittor by Ala-ud-din Khilji in 1303 AD is traditionally considered to have been the result of his infatuation with, and lust for, Ratan Singh's wife, Padmini. [1]. Ala-ud-Din Khilji received support for his annexation attempts from two of Ratan Singh's own courtiers, namely the brothers, Raghav and Chetan. The duo had initially enjoyed Ratan Singh's highest confidence and had been privy to many State secrets which they then threatened to betray if they were not paid well for their silence. Ratan Singh had recently married the beautiful Padmini, the daughter of King Gandharvasen (also known as Hamir Sank) of Sinhala Dvipa (present-day Sri Lanka) and his wife, Queen Champavati, [2] and had received a handsome and generous dowry from her parents. The brothers demanded a large portion of this dowry as payment for their silence. Furious at their exhortation, Ratan Singh had them banished from Chittor, with the understanding that they would be killed if they were ever found on his territory again. In revenge, the brothers went to Delhi and instigated Ala-ud-din Khilji to attack Chittor by inflaming both the Sultan's lust for beautiful women and his uncompromising greed for land and more territory.
.
Since Ala-ud-din found that he and his opponent were evenly matched in military capabilities, he decided to resort to treachery and diplomacy to conquer Chittor. He sent word to Ratan Singh that he was willing to offer friendship if he could only behold Padmini's face just once, further claiming that he considered Padmini to be his sister. The unsuspecting Ratan Singh asked Padmini to meet her newfound 'brother', but the Queen, suspecting a trap, refused. Instead, she insisted that her husband only permit the Sultan to look at her reflection in a mirror. Ratan Singh agreed and sent for Ala-ud-din, who arrived to meet the Queen, accompanied by his most trusted generals and soldiers. While Ala-ud-din waited impatiently to meet Padmini, his generals carefully examined the fort's defenses to help them plan their attack of Chittor. Padmini stood by a lotus pool as Ala-ud-din gazed at her reflection in a mirror, stunned by her beauty. When he was further informed that he would not be able to personally meet Padmini, despite his claims of new-found kinship with the couple, the Sultan felt both humiliated and cheated. As Ratan Singh accompanied him out of the fort, as a good host should, his men fell upon the King and took him prisoner to the Sultan's camp.
.
Ala-ud-din then sent a note to Padmini that if she wished her husband to be released unharmed, that she should forthwith become his mistress. The Rani responded that she would meet the Sultan the next morning. At the crack of dawn the following day, one hundred and fifty palanquins (covered carriages in which royal ladies were carried about in medieval times) left the fort and made their way towards Ala-ud-din's camps. 150 able-bodied soldiers, led by Padmini's brother, Badal, emerged from these carriages and fell upon the Sultan's unsuspecting men in a sudden and unexpected attack. The Rajputs then returned to the fort, having rescued their King, and temporarily scoring a major victory over the Sultan of Delhi.
.
Ala-ud-din responded by laying siege to the fort of Chittor. After a long drawn out campaign, supplies within the fort gradually dwindled. Ratan Singh gave orders for the fort's gates to be flung open and an all-out attack be launched on the would-be invaders as they could not hold out any more. Padmini was aware that her her husband's troops were hopelessly outnumbered and that they would be defeated and dishonored. Rather than be raped and witness the Sultan's army pillaging Chittor, Padmini and her retinue of women decided to commit suicide. The children of the nobility were smuggled out of the fort with trusted aides and attendants in order to save them from the invaders.

Jauhar (Self Immolation)


The Jauhar place of Rani Padmini
At dawn on August 26, 1303, a huge pyre was lit in a room with a single door. The Queen and the noblewomen of her court, the wives, sisters and daughters of ministers and courtiers, bid their young children and menfolk farewell, dressed up in their wedding finery, went into the room with the pyre, locked the door behind them and jumped into the flames en masse. The men donned saffron robes, and threw open the gates of the fort. Almost all of the Rajputs perished in battle that day. The Sultan and his troops entered the fort, eager to rape and pillage, and were sorely disappointed when confronted with the evidence of the mass suicide.

Rani Padmini's life and death has the subject of many legends, ballads and even movies in recent years. Unfortunately, no images of her have been preserved although her courage and sacrifice continue to impress one today as they did during her lifetime more than seven centuries ago.



Edited by ZoobiDoobi - 11 March 2011 at 5:33pm

The following 4 member(s) liked the above post:

koolchickShipra_SIsha.Ishasheee

MadhuriDixit IF-Rockerz
MadhuriDixit
MadhuriDixit

Joined: 12 January 2006
Posts: 6438

Posted: 11 March 2011 at 5:40pm | IP Logged

wutt hapenned to slb's bajirao mastani or heera mandi

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Author Replies Views Last Post
Shahid-Kareena / Kareena-saif for Manish Malhotra

2 3 4 5 6

Author: PCRocks   Replies: 40   Views: 20844

PCRocks 40 20844 03 April 2010 at 4:27am by lalixlily
Kareena in MAMK vs Kareena in Kurbaan?

2 3

Author: desigal90   Replies: 20   Views: 9698

desigal90 20 9698 25 September 2009 at 4:14pm by burgerchaap
do u like slim kareena or kareena before?

2 3 4 5

Author: topgun11   Replies: 37   Views: 8319

topgun11 37 8319 15 March 2008 at 2:53pm by byefor
Saif/Kareena vs Shahid/Kareena

2 3

Author: desigal90   Replies: 17   Views: 6677

desigal90 17 6677 11 December 2007 at 5:21pm by desigal90

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category / Channels
Forums

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index