Protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ shooting in Jaipur


Activists of a local organisation on Friday demonstrated against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati”, which is being shot in Rajasthan, for allegedly distorting historical facts involving Padmavati.

Members of Rajput Karni Sena stalled the shooting of film at the Jaigarh fort, slapped Bhansali and pulled his hair.

The video of the renowned filmmaker being attacked by the violent mob has now gone viral on social media platforms.

“The film is presenting wrong facts about ‘Padmavati’. Our basic protest is about distortion of historic facts which will not be tolerated,” Vikram Singh, a Karni Sena activist said.

The protesters also met the director.

Deepika Padukone plays queen Padmavati opposite Shahid Kapoor’s Ratan Singh. Ranveer Singh is in the role of Alauddin Khilji in the movie, which marks Bhansali’s return to period era after the success of “Bajirao Mastani”.

The activists allege that they had heard that Bhansali was planning to add an intimate scene involving Padvamati (played by Deepika) and Khilji (played by Ranveer). However, reports said that this was only a dream sequence, but the protesters said that Padmavati held a very sacred place in their hearts.

(With PTI inputs)

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