Are You Padmaavat-Ready?


Are You Padmaavat-Ready?

Illustration: Sushant Ahire


hen I first saw the Padmaavat teaser on YouTube, it was still called Padmavati. It has been only three months since, and yet, a lot has changed. I am now an expert on Sufi poetry, Mughal history, Rajput history, computer-generated imagery (CGI), and how half a syllable can change the course of contemporary politics. Bhenchod all I wanted to do was see a goddamn film.  

The hype around the Padmaavat teaser was unreal, it had more views than the Mia Malkova trailer that released last week. Even my mind was blown with all of Bhansali’s grandeur and Ranveer Singh’s Khal Drogo act. But that was only the teaser, picture abhi baaki thi mere dost.