Sanjay Leela Bhansali upcoming production “Padmavati” is in trouble as report says that Patel Nirvana Sena forced Bhansali to stop the production otherwise they will strike a ban.
Padmavati is based on the life of Maharani Padmavati of Chittoor. She is the second queen of King Rawal Ratan Singh and it is believed that she performed Jauhar-Self-immolation after the defeat of Chittoor from Alauddin Khilji.
President of Patel Nirvana Sena speaks: “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 further added: “However 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.”
Maharani Padmavati’s role is played by Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh is portraying Alauddin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor as King Rawal Ratan Singh.
Let’s see how it comes out of quandary. Hope to see “Padmavati” soon on screens.