By Hello Mumbai (Team)
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was slapped and his hair was pulled on the sets of his film “Padmavati” in Jaipur by protesters (Rajput Karni Sena) who alleged that the film shows a much-celebrated Rajput queen in poor light.
The shooting of Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s historical drama ‘Padmavati’ was today stalled by activists of a Rajput group who created ruckus and even tried to vandalise the set at Jaigarh Fort , alleging that “wrong facts” were being depicted in the movie.
Members of the Rajput Karni Sena stormed the film’s sets at the historic Jaigarh Fort and assaulted Sanjay Leela Bhansali. They also vandalized equipment.
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.
In view of the trouble, the filmmaker decided not to shoot the movie here, police said.
While the shooting of the film, starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, was underway, the activists of Karni Sena assembled at the Jaigarh Fort and held a demonstration. Some of them also tried to vandalise the set.
He alleged that a security guard opened fire in the air which created panic. However, police denied the allegation.
After the shooting was stalled, Bhansali and his team members talked to the Karni Sena and assured them that their demands would be looked into.“The filmmakers have assured that they will not shoot here and will pack up,” DCP North Anshuman Bhomia said.He said that there was no report of firing and no FIR has been lodged by any party so far.