Deepika Padukone has been quite busy lately with the hectic schedule of Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s magnum opus film Padmavati. The film has already faced a lot of disruptions previously where the sets were completely destroyed. Now, the schedule was wrapped up last week in Mumbai.
Ahead of the schedule wrap up, Deepika Padukone filmed a crucial climax scene in Mumbai with 300 junior artistes. The climax scene was ‘Jauhar’ scene or mass self-immolation which was very intense. The way the scene turned out left Sanjay Leela Bhansali quite impressed. According to a source, Deepika Padukone’s performance was very emotional and exceptional. Around 300 junior artistes were present and it took a while to shoot the entire sequence. Even the security on the set was beefed up.
In the earlier days, Jauhar was the Hindu custom of mass self-immolation by women in parts of the Indian subcontinent to avoid capture, enslavement and rape by invaders when they were facing defeat during a war.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali decided to shoot Deepika Padukone’s climax scene first instead of bringing all the three lead actors together. Now, some war sequences are left to shot. This will be followed by a face-off between Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor‘s characters- Alauddin Khilji and Raja Rawal Ratan Singh. It will be shot after June 8.
As far as movie is concerned, Padmavati is scheduled to release on November 17, 2017.