Padmaavat screenings: Deepika shines, 'good friends' Ranbir, Alia together
The team of ‘Padmaavat’ held two screenings of the film at different locations in Mumbai on Wednesday. (Photo: Viral Bhayani)
Deepika Padukone looked stunning in a saree as she arrived for the screening of the film, where she plays a Rajput Queen.
Deepika waves for the cameras stationed at the venue. The film is still facing protests from Rajput fringe groups, but the censor board and Supreme Court has paved the way for the pan-India release.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali was even attacked by Rajput Karni Sena during the shoot in Jaipur, but the filmmaker has persisted and the film has now released.
Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi were also among those present at the screening. The latter had particularly taken on the government regarding the controversy surrounding the film.
A separate screening was held at Lower Parel, where new ‘good friends’ and ‘Brahmastra’ co-stars Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt arrived together. Several reports of their link-up are doing the rounds.
Ranbir’s close friend and ‘Brahamastra’ director Ayan Mukerji poses with Kiran Rao at the screening. Meanwhile, Aamir Khan has taken China by storm with ‘Secret Superstar’.
R Balki was also spotted at the event. His film ‘Pad Man’ was earlier set to clash with ‘Padmaavat’ before Akshay Kumar decided to postpone the film.