Padmavati is an Indian period drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and jointly produced by Bhansali and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. The film features Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmini, alongside Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, and Aditi Rao Hydari. The film is a based on the life of Rani Padmini, a legendary Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat. Deepika Padukone plays the role of Rani Padmini while Shahid Kapur plays the role of Rana Rawal Ratan Singh, the Rajput ruler of Mewar. Rani Padmini is the wife of Rana Rawal Ratan Singh, according to Padmavat. In 1303, Alauddin Khilji, the Turkic ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, laid siege to the Chittor Fort in Rajputana. According to Padmavat, Khilji led the invasion motivated by his desire to capture Rani Padmini.