Indian history holds a pool of unknown and unheard tales. These tales are so interesting that the more you read about them the more interest you build. I think this is the major reason why filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali keeps moving to the old history and drama in search for a perfect story for his films. He is all set for his next release Padmavati which deals with the life of ruler Alauddin Khilji and various other historical characters.
Khilji is known as the second and the most powerful ruler of Khilji dynasty but unlike every ruler, there have been various instances and facts that are under the covers.
We have created a list of some of the unknown and important facts that everyone must know about this ruler before we watch Ranveer Singh play his role in theatres.
Khilji was a very passionate person, he liked to call himself the second Alexander. He also took the title of 'Sikander-i-Sani'.
Read further to know about his personal life and queen Padmavati.
He expanded his kingdom to great lengths. He conquered places like Gujarat, Ranthambore, Mewar, Malwa, Jalore, Warangal etc.
The story of Rani Padmavati and ruler Khilji is mentioned in a poem Padmavat written in 1540 CE by Malik Muhammad Jayasi in the Awadhi language.
Read about his bisexuality in the next slide.
Alauddin laid his eyes at the land and queen of Chittor. He falsely became friends with the Chittor king Ratan Singh to create a friendly bond between the two kingdoms.
Various historical evidence prove the fact that Khilji was interested in people of both the sexes. One such thing is his association with Malik Kafur.
It is said that once Alauddin visited the Baccha Bazi which is also known as the slave market and there he instantaneously got attracted towards Malik and purchased him. Malik later became the general in his court.
The concept was introduced by Afghanis and slowly it had spread its tentacles in India as well. Foreign invaders purchased kids and slaves for entertainment and pleasure.
Alauddin's madness for Padmavati also suggests his heterosexual behaviour. It is believed that this ruler's Zanana had more than 70,000 men, women and children to satisfy his sexual cravings and passion.
Rani Padmavati and other women decided to commit Jauhar rather than becoming Khilji's slave. It is also believed that their screams haunted the cruel ruler for a very long time.
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