The 'first look' of Anushka Shetty's Rudramadevi was released on November 7, her birthday. And we've got to say she looks truly royal!
Based on the powerful Queen of the Kakatiya Dynasty who ruled between 1259-1289AD, Anushka's set to bring the fierce ruler alive.
It's about time we saw the return of big budget historical fiction. It used to be the staple of the Tamil & Telugu film industry and it's good to see Rudramadevi making waves.
But if Anushka's new avatar is to go down in history, Rudramadevi has to match these ladies who played royalty in these yesteryear films and recent flicks that have Queens as central figures.
Will Rudramadevi go down as a classic retelling of a warrior Queen? Will Anushka join the likes of Padmini and Vyjayanthimala in this genre? We'll find out next year. Until then, here's a look at the stars who've taken the throne to make history.
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