Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ stalled after local group vandalises set in Jaipur
Members of the Karni Sena alleged that ‘wrong facts’ were being depicted in the historical drama and slapped the director.
They allegedly tried to vandalise the set of the historical drama at Jaipur Fort. They also allegedly slapped and assaulted Bhansali, according to The Indian Express.
The protestors alleged that “wrong facts” were being depicted in the film. “Our basic protest is about distortion of historic facts which will not be tolerated,” said a member of the group, Vikram Singh. They alleged that the film projects Rani Padmavati in bad light. The period drama has Deepika Padukone playing Padmavati, with Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji.
After the shooting was stalled, Bhansali and his team reportedly spoke with the protestors and assured them that their demands would be considered. “The filmmakers have assured that they will not shoot here and will pack up,” said Bhomia.
The Karni Sena had earlier protested against Ashutosh Gowariker’s Jodhaa Akbar. They had alleged that Jodhaa was married to Akbar’s son and not the emperor.
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