After the great success of Bajirao Mastani, Director Sanjay Leela Bansali is preparing for his next project. News is this film will be based on the life of Rani Padmavati. This film might release next year in December. According to report, This project is very important for Bansali. This is based on story writer Albert Rochelle opera which came in 1923. Rani Padmavati is an inspiring lady, who was a princess of Chittor in 16th Century and his huband was Maharaja Ratan Sen. Alauddin Khilji Alauddin heard of the unparalleled beauty of Padmavati and went to Chittor with an intention to siege the Chittor fort and see the Rani. No lead actress has been signed yet, But the news is Kareena Kapoor can play the role of Rani Padmavati. however, Bansali has not yet confirmed it. Few days back Bansali said, Padmavati project is very close to my heart. Film will have special place for songs, Dance, Music and Drama. Padmavati will be a modern character.