Ace filmmaker attacked, Padmavathi set vandalized

Members of the Karni Sena allegedly attacked filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and vandalized the sets of his upcoming movie Padmavati at Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur. The members accused the makers of the film for ‘distorting history.’

Attack On Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Attack On Sanjay Leela Bhansali

“We have learnt that the filmmakers are portraying the film as a love story between Alauddin Khilji and Padmini, which is a blatant distortion of history. That is why we stopped the shooting and told the makers that we won’t let them continue unless they make changes,” said Narayan Divrala, district president, Karni Sena.

A clash occurred between both the parties and equipment was vandalized. Narayan Divrala added that, “the outfit will further protest if historical facts are distorted in the film. “After getting news of the clash at Jaigarh Fort, a large number of police personnel was deployed at the spot to maintain law and order. As of now, no case has been lodged by any of the parties,” said deputy commissioner of police (north) Anshuman Bhomia.

Meanwhile, the movie, which is being directed by Bhansali stars Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone playing Alauddin Khilji, Rawal Ratan Singh and Rani Padmini.​

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