Just a day after being assaulted on the sets of his upcoming film Padmavati, filmmaker, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, on January 28 cancelled his shoot in Jaipur. It is being reported that the crew members are set to return back to Mumbai.
Yesterday, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ran into huge trouble when members of Karni Sena protested on the sets of Padmavati in Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur. Reports suggest that SLB was assaulted and slapped on the sets by few members of the group. To control the situation, his bodyguard is reported to have fired in air. The group is said to have problems with the way Rani Padmini of Chittor is being portrayed in the film.
Meanwhile, Lokendra Singh Kalvi, the Founder of Rajput Karni Sena, the group that attacked filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and vandalised the set of Padmavati in Jaipur stuck to his stand saying that the things that are not present in the history cannot be shown. He further asked Bhansali if he would dare to go to Germany and make a film on Hitler.
He further said that Bhansali’s upcoming movie tampers with the history of their “ancestors’. “Said same thing during Jodha-Akhbar, things that didn’t exist in history shouldn’t be shown in films,” Lokendra Singh Kalvi said.
This is the same organisation which had problems with the release of Ashutosh Gowariker’s Jodhaa Akbar. Back then they said the name of Jaipur princess married to Akbar was wrongly shown in the film.
Padmavati is a period drama film which will star Deepika Padukone in the title role, with Shahid Kapoor playing the role of Raja Ratan Singh and Ranveer will be seen essaying the role of Alauddin Khilji, the medieval-era Delhi sultan, who is enamoured by Padmavati. Slated for release on 17 November, the film also features Aditi Rao Hyadri and Jim Sarbh of Neerja fame in pivotal roles.