Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmaavat' is continuing to set benchmarks at a global level. Having crossed over ₹585 crore at the worldwide box office, the period drama starring Deepika, Raneer and Shahid in the leads, will now be screened at the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival.
The visual extravaganza will be screened in the non-competition section of Focus India of the SIFF, to be held from June 16 to 25. 'Padmaavat' broke box office records both on home turf and overseas, helping filmmaker Bhansali outdo his last box office numbers.
The film is based on the legend of Rani Padmini, a 13th century Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Awadhi poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540.
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