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Political pressure on Bhansali to shelve ‘Padmavati’


Political pressure on Bhansali to shelve ‘Padmavati’

With every historical movie comes in some sort of controversy and  Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next ‘Padmavati’ seems to be no exception.

As per reports the Patel Navnirman Sena is demanding Bhansali to shelve the project as it believes “no one has the right to damage history.”

Hardik Patel, President of the Patel Navnirman Sena told the publication, “Every person is proud of Maharani Padmavati, who sacrificed her life for the self-esteem of Chittorgarh. Along with 1,600 other queens, she died of jauhar, (self-immolation) when Alauddin Khilji had attacked Chittorgarh.”

He added, “But Rajasthan-based Rajput Sena’s members met me and informed that SLB has not studied the history, and could damage the image of Rani Padmavati. So, we’ve informed him to stop the production of the film and hold discussions with Rajput leaders before he begins shooting. Bhansali should give assurance of not damaging Rani Padmavati’s image, or else Patidar Navnirman Sena will hold protests against the movie across the country, and will not give permission for the film to release in Rajasthan. No director has the right to damage history for entertainment.”

‘Padmavati’, which is yet to officially announce the star cast is expected to star Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor. The film is slated for a Christmas 2017 release.

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