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Deepika asks Bhansali for ‘jauhar’ scene outfit

Padmaavat found a place of pride for itself in the 300 cr club with its massive box office collections. The dust finally seems to have settled on the controversies that mired the film. The leading lady of the film has a special request for the director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Deepika Padukone had admitted that playing Rani Padmini or Padmavati was excruciatingly challenging. As a token of this milestone, she has asked Bhansali for an outfit that she wore in the climax of the film.

“Padmaavat, in its entirety, has been a journey that will stay with me forever. The climax sequence, especially, has been the most intense, challenging and memorable scene I have ever done. And to commemorate those moments, I’ve requested Sanjay sir if I could keep the outfit that I wore.”
Deepika Padukone to India Today

The ‘jauhar’ scene was slammed by many critics and viewers for its glorified depiction of the archaic practice of self-immolation. But for Padukone, ‘Padmavati is a warrior in her spirit and soul’ (as told to India Today)