Magazine article Screen International

Paramount to Distribute 'Padmavati' Worldwide

Magazine article Screen International

Paramount to Distribute 'Padmavati' Worldwide

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Film to be released in India on December 1.

Paramount Pictures will distribute Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati in international markets outside of India.

The Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali production opens in India on December 1 and will be exclusively distributed internationally by Paramount Pictures.

Padmavati tells the story of Rani Padmavati, the legendary Mewar queen known as much for her beauty and intelligence as she was for her courage; her husband Maharawal Ratan Singh, a glorious Rajput ruler and a warrior king who fought until his dying breath to defend his kingdom and his wife’s honour; and Sultan Alauddin Khilji, an ambitious and obsessive invader, who left no stone unturned in his pursuit of Padmavati.

Bhansali became the first Indian to direct an opera in Paris and Rome with Padmavati. The opera made its debut at the 51st Spoleto festival, and will now be retold in cinematic form. …

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