The film is based on the Rani Padmini, a legendary Hindu Rajput queen, was the wife of Ratan Sen (also called Rawal Ratan Singh), the Rajput ruler of Mewar. In 1303, Alauddin Khilji, the Turkic ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, laid siege to the Chittor Fort in Rajputana. Khilji led the invasion motivated by his desire to capture Rani Padmini. Rani Padmini is said to have committed Jauhar (self-immolation) along with all the other women of the city to protect their honour. The men of the city stormed out in a final mortal sally to kill as many of the enemy before falling.