Sanjay Leela Bhansali who was assaulted and attacked by Rajput Karni Sena in Jaipur on the sets of Movie Padmavati have decided to cancel shooting in Jaipur . He has packed up and also said that he will never ever in his life will shoot in Jaipur.
Upcoming Movie Padmavati is based on the story of Alauddin Khilji, the medieval-era Delhi ruler, who fell in love with Rajput queen Padmavati. Actors Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor star in the film. Sanjay Leela Bhansali was shooting some part of the movie with his crew in Jaigarh Fort on Friday when at around 12 p.m. some activists of Rajput Karni Sena entered in group and started to protest.
According to Karni Sena , in the movie they have distorted the historical facts . According to them in the movie they are portraying Khilji as Padmavati’s lover , which is not true . Besides, they said that there is dream sequence in the movie , where Khilji is thinking romantically about Padmavati . However , any such input in the movie was denied by the movie crew. Sena, after denial , demanded the whole story and script of the movie from Bhansali , which he denied to give. That made them furious and they assaulted Bhansali and misbehaved with the whole ” Padmavati Team” . There was a complete chaos for some time and Bhansali had to stop shooting. Police had a hard time in taking control of the whole situation.
Deepika Padukone heroine of the movie tweeted “As Padmavati I can assure you that there is absolutely no distortion of history. Our only endeavour is & has always been to share with the world the story of this courageous & powerful woman in the purest form there is.”
The whole Bollywood fraternity criticized the action taken by Karni Sena. Recently, it has been seen there are many such self-appointed guardians of morality who are trying to attack those who are trying to express themselves through their art . In the case of ” Padmavati ” they attacked a man over a film script which is not even made.