Padmavati set for 2017 release
Media conglomerate Viacom18’s film studio, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, announced its association with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the upcoming magnum opus, Padmavati. The film starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, which will go on floors by the end of the year, is scheduled to hit the silver screens on November 17, 2017.
Viacom18 Motion Pictures is well known for bringing some of the finest content on Indian screens with films like Kahaani, Special 26, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Queen, Mary Kom and Drishyam along with Hollywood Franchises like Mission Impossible, Transformers series among others. Adding to this list will be Padmavati, elaborating on which Ajit Andhare, COO – Viacom18 Motion Pictures said, “VMP believes in redefining Indian cinema with differentiated content. An epic story brought to life by Sanjay’s genius for grandeur, drama and above all storytelling, Padmavati has the makings of a blockbuster”
Padmavati is Viacom18 Motion Pictures’ third collaboration with Bhansali Productions after the back to back success of Mary Kom & Gabbar is Back. After his mega hits, Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani, Sanjay Leela Bhansali returns to direct Padmavati and commented saying,” I’m very happy to work with Viacom18 Motion Pictures & Ajit Andhare. We’ve had a successful partnership so far and I look forward to collaborating with them on Padmavati.
Also published on Medium.