The heinous incident that took place on the sets of ‘Padmavati’ in Jaipur against the reputed Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has gone viral. The goondagardi of the Karni Sena has really put Indian Cinema in danger!
The CEO of The Film and Television Producers Guild of India Limited Mr. Kulmeet Makkar has put an effort in raising safety concerns over shooting in Rajasthan. Related to safety measures he said, “The larger issue here is to question if it’s safe to shoot films in Rajasthan anymore. Given that security of the film’s unit is of utmost importance, such incidents will discourage filmmakers in India and abroad to shoot in that state in future.”
The information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaih Naidu has condemned the incident and now the film industry has to take concrete action regarding this, “The Rajasthan government needs to reassure the film industry that they can safely shoot films there.”
After the Karni Sena attacked the director on the sets, he along with his crew has already returned to Mumbai. One of the crew members said “We don’t intend to resume shooting there after what happened to Sanjay sir. A number of lenses and cameras, among other equipment, were damaged in the attack. The production team is yet to determine the exact amount of losses incurred.”
It seems that the director had filed a complaint against the Karni Sena but no action has been taken against the members of the Karni Sena yet. Ashwini Chaudhary of the Indian Film and Television Director’s Association says, “The president of Karni Sena has claimed he has full support of the saffron brigade. The I&B Minister of State, Rajyavardhan Rathore, is from Jaipur, but the silence of both the Centre and state government is worrying.”
Sad to see that the excitement for ‘Padmavati’ has been put on hold but we hope to see the movie back on track soon!