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The truth about Alauddin Khilji, the character which is brutally assassinated in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavat

Karachi: Portrayed as a kohl-eyed, greedy meat ripping man Alauddin Khilji’s reality was far from the character played in Bollywood's movie "Padmavat."  The character of Rani Padmavati is based on "Padmavaat" a poem written by Malik Muhammad Jayasi in which Rani Padmavati was a fictional character whose existence was not proven by history and the poem was written around 1540; more than 200 years older than Khilji’s siege itself. Contrary to the image given in the movie, Alauddin Khilji was one of the best-known…

Tit for tat? Karni Sena announces to make movie on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s mother

Karni Sena, a fringe group of Rajputs, seems not to let go any chance to surprise Indians with its antics. The Chittorgarh unit of the group has now announced to produce a movie on Sanjay Leela Bhansali, director of Padmaavat,'s mother which will be titled 'Leela ki Leela'. "The movie will be directed by Arvind Vyas and its script writing process has already started," said District President of Karni Sena Govind Singh Khangarot while addressing a press conference. He said the entire film would be shot in Rajasthan and…

WATCH: ‘Pad Man’ Akshay Kumar’s open challenge to ‘Padmavati’!

It is not the first time that Akshay Kumar is featuring in a conceptual story with a message, 'Pad Man', he already has movie like 'Toilet -- ek prem katha'  as a feather to his cap. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO And the Bollywood stuntman-cum-actor is so confident of his upcoming movie that he has no fear of its going head-to-head with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati' on big screen.  The controversy-draped Padmavati was originally slated for release on December 1, however following serious threats the film was…

Deepika, Ranveer going to get engaged today: Indian media

Deepika Padukone will turn 32 on Friday, January 5,  but this time the birthday event is going to be the most special of her life as some reports in Indian media suggest that Ranveer Singh is going to present her engagement ring on this occasion. The rumours have neither been verified nor denied from any of the side which has raised doubts about it. The fans are also demanding from the rumour-mongers to come up with verification or they would not believe it. It's being speculated that the couple is inspired by the…

India’s censors clear ‘Padmavati’, objectors say protests to continue

NEW DELHI: India’s censors on Saturday cleared the controversial film "Padmavati" after suggesting some modifications including a change in the movie title. The Bollywood film, which was slated to be released on Dec. 1, was indefinitely postponed by a studio run by a partnership of Viacom and Network 18 owned by Mumbai’s Reliance Industries. That followed a row over its historical content, in states such as Rajasthan and Maharashtra. Members of hardline Hindu fringe groups as well as the ruling Bharatiya Janata…

Priyanka Chopra speaks about her marriage plans

"Quantico" star Priyanka Chopra recently expressed happiness over how personal lives of her colleagues and friends - Hollywood actor Meghan Markle and Bollywood star Anushka Sharma- have changed saying it fills her heart with joy to see the two women living their fairy tales. Anushka Sharma tied the knot with cricketer Virat Kohli on December 11, Meghan announced her engagement to Prince Harry last month and is set to wed him on May 19 next year. Reacting to Meghan's engagement, Priyanka said she has spoken to the…

Padmavati controversy: Fringe group member brandishes sword on live TV

The release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie Padmavati  starring Deepika Padukone has been postponed amidst violent protests, death threats and controversy. A fringe caste group Shri Rajput Karni Sena has led the protests and issued threats against the makers and the actors of the film. The outfit has threatened to “cut off Deepika’s nose” and behead Bhansali. However, one of the most bizarre incident occurred when one of the spokespersons of the Karni Sena, during an appearance at an Indian news channel, pulled…

Padmavati: Body found near Jaipur fort linked to film protest

NEW DELHI: Protests related to upcoming Indian movie Padmavati are getting violent with each passing day, as a body was found hanging from the ramparts of a Jaipur fort today, with a sentence scratched on a rock nearby that implied anger over the upcoming release of the film. The scratching on the rock on the precincts of the Nahargarh Fort was in Hindi. "We don't just hang effigies," it said. Below that sentence was scratched the word, "Padmavati". The police have identified the body as that of a 40-year-old local…

‘Shaant Hoja Bhai’ Padmavati star Ranveer Singh gets angry at reporter

Actor Ranveer Singh, one of the three lead actors of 'Padmavati' said he stands by the movie and its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali amidst the ongoing controversy and protests. "I am 200 percent with the film and I stand by it as well as Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Given that it is very sensitive time right now, I have been specifically asked not to say anything. Whatever official communication with regards to the film needs to be made, you will receive it from the producers," Ranveer told media. The actor was wary of…

BJP leader offers $1m for beheading Bollywood star Deepika Padukone

MUMBAI: The release of a highly anticipated Bollywood movie Padmavati has further compounded in a controversy after a ruling party leader offered a bounty of $1.5 million for the heads of the movie's star Deepika Padukone and director amid outcry that the film distorted Hindu legend. Bharatia Janata Party ledare Suraj Pal Amu issued death threats against the filmmaker and the actress and announced reward for their beheading. The movie “Padmavati” — depicting the life of legendary 14th-century queen Padmini — sparked …