Protesters assault Indian filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali at ‘Padmavati’ set
Protesters on Friday assaulted Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali at set of his film ‘Padmavati’ in Jaipur in Rajasthan.
The protesters alleged that “the film does not portray a Rajput queen in good manners”.
Activists of the Rajput Karni Sena shoved, slapped and pulled Bhansali’s hair, manhandled other crew members and damaged the sets at Jaigarh Fort.
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The Rajputs alleged that the film has love scenes between Queen Padmini and ruler Alauddin Khilji, played by actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh respectively. They said the love scenes were ‘historically wrong’.
“Rani Padmini of Chittor had committed ‘Jauhar’ (immolated herself) to protect her chastity as Alauddin Khilji proceeded to conquer the fort,” said the protesters.
The Rajput Karni Sena demanded to delete such scenes in the film.
‘Padmavati’ is set to release on November 17 this year.