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Sanjay Leela Bhansali slapped by protesters on Padmavati sets

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Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was slapped and his hair was pulled on the sets of his film Padmavati in Jaipur by protesters who alleged that the film shows a much-celebrated Rajput queen in poor light.

Members of the Rajput Karni Sena stormed the film’s sets at the historic Jaigarh Fort and assaulted Mr Bhansali. They also vandalized equipment.

Padmavati is a historical drama based on the story of Queen Padmini. The protesters alleged that the film has love scenes between Queen Padmini and Alauddin Khilji, played by actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. The Rajput Karni Sena has demanded that Mr Bhansali delete such scenes in the film if any.

“We had warned the filmmaker against presenting wrong facts. When we came to know about the shooting, we gathered there and protested,” said a leader of the group, Narayan Singh.

The Jaipur police has been quoted by the Press Trust of India as saying that Mr Bhansali has decided to stop filming in the area. “The filmmakers have assured that they will not shoot here and will pack up,” senior police officer Anshuman Bhomia told PTI.

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15 Comments

  1. All time flop akki Reply

    shame on MNS SHIV SENA AND SOME BJP LEADER who target bollywood …SRK ko target kr ke thak gye kya so ab director pe target suru kr diya ..

  2. make films like dangal Reply

    This is wrong. But filmmakers should also do lot of research before they make any history based film. Indian filmmakers do not care about the story and authenticity of the film. They just want to add masala and item songs. Bollywood makes more thn 100 film each year and only one ur two films are good. They need to work hard otherwise indians will prefer hollywood movies.

    • How can you justify physical violence ? If somebody is doing wrong through his movie censor board suppose to take care of that. Even a person can go to court for stay order. Day by day political goon are taking law in their hand and attacking film people because they are soft target. Modi wants make India as Hindu Pakistan which is disgraceful.

      • good job karni sena Reply

        And how can you justify emotional violence,Psychological violence,Spiritual violence,,Cultural violence???? Intellectual bnne k chakkar me tumhre jaise log bewkuf bnte h

        • So do you support taking law in your hand? If somebody says something and if you do not like that – can you go for physical violence saying it hurt my sentiment, it hurt my emotion? Then anybody can beat anybody on that ground and then country will be in anarchy.

    • Any period film made in Bollywood or Hollywood , most of the time some people are unhappy as a historical event generally have multiple version. Does that mean nobody should make any historical film? Even for Dangal movie some sports coach protested because in film he has been shown in poor light. Some people do not like Bollywood item number, does that mean they vandalize theater if film contain such dance number.

      • good job karni sena Reply

        Sab Freedom k naam pe anap shanap kaam krenge to kaisi ho jaegi country????? Hum sabko pta hai bollywood ki kya okaat hai. 6 month me film bna dete hai. History k bare me research kiye bina kaise koi character ko dikha skta hai. Bhansali ko sapna aya hoga or chal diya film bnane.

  3. shame on these people…Bhansali has a knowledge what to show n what not

    • good job karni sena Reply

      Ok ek min k liye imagine kro 200 years baad nirbhya case per film banti hai or rapist or victim ko lover bna k dikhate hai, kya hoga. Freedom k naam pe tum kuch bhi kr skte ho kya???? Galat kroge to galat hoga. Or india k so called budhijivi jinko lagta hai ki hindu dharm ko nicha dikha kr he wo bhdhijivi dikh skte hai. Hindu dharm me jo kamiya hai wo dikhao koi ni rokta. Per azadi k naam per tum limit cross krte jaoge to ek din aega jab baat thapad se agay nikal jaegi. Umeed h iske baad akal aegi is mental sick director ko.

  4. This is very shameful. Artists are being threatened by these political parties and suppressing act of freedom. Extremely shameful. Films should be treated as media and an act of freedom. If each party gets ‘offended’ for political reasons, and we don’t do anything about it – it is rather shameful.

    • Sridhar congrats now u r an intellectual. Bcoz to be an intellectual you must defame Hindus

  5. bas itna hai ki padmavati
    ragoon jaisa na nikle
    love triangle

    ragoon me world war tha isme historian type

  6. It’s time all film makers try original subjects rather than focusing on characters from Indian history. These protests bound to happen as Indians are conservative in nature and filmmakers now a days want marsala scenes to draw bad publicity.

  7. al india.. clash total box.office !!
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    rustom + mohenjo daro –
    55 + 125 = 180 cr. TOTAL

    shivaay + ae dil hai –
    85 + 105 = 190 cr. TOTAL

    bang bang + haider –
    140 + 45 = 185 cr. TOTAL

    son of sardar + jab tak hai –
    90 + 105 = 195 cr. TOTAL
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    .
    kaabil + raees –
    70 + 120 = 190 cr. ( approx )

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