Ever since Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavati has gone on floors, it has been the butt of all controversies solely because certain Rajput organizations feel that Bhansali will misrepresent historical facts and unlike as per the ancient writings, he will show a romantic sequence between Rani Padmini and Alauddin Khilji, solely because these characters are being played by a real-life couple. Even if you’ve been living under a rock, there are still very good chances that you know about this piece of news already.
Now, days after the veteran political warhorse of Gujarat, Shankersinh Vaghela jumped onto the controversy, the ruling party of Gujarat, BJP has written a letter to the Election Commision (EC) “to arrange for a pre-release viewing of the film by select Rajput representatives to alleviate their raised tempers and provide fair opportunity to prevent unnecessary tension ahead of polls”.
Adding to this, BJP spokesperson and Kshatriya leader IK Jadeja said, “We have received representations from Khastriya community opposing any purported distortion of history and character of Rani Padmavati in the movie. History says that Padmavati never met Alauddin Khilji. Any distortion in the movie which hurts sentiments of Rajput/Kshatriya community should be avoided as Gujarat is going to polls in December,”
Padmavati is slated to release on the 1st of December while the Gujarat elections are supposed to take place on the 9th and the 14th of the same month.
Looks like troubles are not subsiding anytime soon for the film. Don’t you think so?
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