When Leela collides with Ram during ‘Lahu Munh Lag Gaya’, the sparks could light up a small city. With the playful ‘Ishqyaun Dhishqyaun’, the sensual ‘Ang Laga De’, and the heart-wrenching ‘Laal Ishq’, the audience was felt all the feels as this couple hurtled their way through attraction, lust and love.
A royal romance where little is said and a lot is understood.The silences between Bajirao and Mastani are filled with poignant intimacy. Bhansali envisioned Bajirao and Mastani as warriors whose bravest act is allowing themselves to fall in love with each other. Unlike the crackling impatience and fire of Ram-Leela, this was romance seasoned with maturity.
Singh was playing Alauddin Khalji while Padukone was to play the Rajput queen Padmavati. Padmaavat allowed Singh and Padukone to command attention for their individual performances, without the distraction that their chemistry poses when they’re playing a couple.
Padukone playing Singh's on-screen wife was a brilliant marketing move, especially given their recent real-life nuptials. Singh played legendary cricketer Kapil Dev in director Kabir Khan’s retelling of the Indian cricket team’s dramatic journey during the 1983 World Cup and Padukone appeared in a cameo, as Romi Bhatia.
There’s a touch of cheerful excess in “Current Laga Re”, which offers a refreshing departure from their poignant and intense on-screen romances to an interaction that’s playful and light-hearted instead. The song isn’t entirely relevant to the film, but remains its most enjoyable segment.