Anupriya Goenka confirmed as Shahid’s first wife in ‘Padmavati’


The first song from ‘Padmavati’ called “Ghoomar” has created quite a storm, with Deepika Padukone impressing masses with her traditional Rajasthani folk dance.

However, as well as Padukone, another female in the music video has got fans wondering who it is that is watching Padukone. It has now been confirmed that actress Anupriya Goenka will be playing the role of Shahid Kapoor (Maha Rawal Ratan Singh)’s first wife Rani Nagmati.

The film’s official Twitter account verified the news, “Presenting #AnupriyaGoenka as #RaniNagmati
First wife of #MaharawalRatanSingh @shahidkapoor #Padmavati #SanjayLeelaBhansali @ShobhaIyerSant”

About the song, Padukone has opened up about the memorable shoot, “The Ghoomar Song has been one of the most difficult song sequences that Sanjay Sir and I have shot for. His vision can be seen in the grandiose of the set and the immense hard work we’ve all put into making it. I had started preparing for this film and character for several months before we actually started filming. But it was for The Ghoomar Song that I walked onto the set as Padmavati for the very first time.”

She added, “The shooting of Padmavati began with The Ghoomar Song and I will never forget that day. I remember approaching my mark for the first shot and suddenly I felt a chill run through my body. It was almost as if Padmavati‘s soul had entered my body. That feeling still lingers and will continue for years to come.”

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