Deepika Padukone’s Rani Padmavati is the strength of Shahid Kapoor’s Maharawal Ratan Singh and representing it in gloriously colored visuals in Padmavati’s second song, Ek Dil Ek Jaan. The track starts as a worried looking Shahid looks up to see Deepika smiling down at him from a balcony. The worry leaves his brow, leaving him smiling. It is moments like these that Ek Dil Ek Jaan is filled with. Making it, even more, unhappy is the just a position of Padmavati-Ratan Singh love story as it goes from the days of peace to war waiting to happen. The reason, of course, is Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji which is waiting at Chittor’s door.
The track is written by AM Turaz and composed by film’s director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Shivam Pathak has lent his voice to the romantic song. The 2.5-minute video of the song depicts some intimate moments between Deepika and Shahid – as Deepika helps him up. While it begins with royal robes and ornate turban, we soon see the battle gear and chain mail armor. What doesn’t change is the love two have for each other, shown only through their eyes focused on each other.
Sharing the song, Deepika tweeted, “An epic love ballad… #EkDilEkJaan @FilmPadmavati.”
Padmavati has been at the center of controversies with fringe Rajput groups protesting against apparently an alleged “romantic number between Padmavati and Khilji”. Both Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the film’s team has denied these rumors. As the film’s release approaches, the controversies have got a new lease of life.
After hit films like Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013) and Bajirao Mastani (2015), Deepika and Ranveer team up with Bhansali for the third time in Padmavati. The film also marks the first association of Shahid and Bhansali.
Padmavati will release worldwide on 1st December 2017.