Remember how the Rajput Karni Sena had vandalised the sets of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 'Padmavati' in Jaipur earlier this year? Controversy dogged this grand period drama since the beginning, and Bhansali was brutally assaulted.
Well, the ghost from the past is haunting the crew again. Now, another warning comes from the Karni Sena when the film is slated for release. The Rajput organisation has threatened to burn cinema halls if the makers don’t show them movie before its release.
The threat comes in face of popular perception that the film may show romantic scenes between Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji.
Despite clarification from the makers that there is no love-making scene of Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji, Karni Sena is demanding that they be shown the movie first.
“We won’t tolerate any distortion of history and if any romantic relationship is shown between queen Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji, we will burn cinema halls screening the film. Our members are trained in handling a large array of weapons ranging from swords to AK 47 guns. We won’t let anyone dishonour Padmavati and insult the people of Rajasthan,” said Karni Sena member Jai Rajputana Sangh, India.com reported
“Our demand is that the filmmakers screen it to a panel of representatives from various Rajput organizations. We will only give them a go-ahead to release the film after we are satisfied that no scene insults queen Padmavati,” he added.
Bhansali's films are always spellbinding, leaving fans in awe. The 'Padmavati' trailer too promises a feast for history lovers.
Watch the Trailer here:
To make this film, 200 craftsmen worked for 600 days. Deepika Padukone, who is playing the title role, had donned400 kg of gold jewellery to look authentic for the role.
Co-starring Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, Padmavati hits the screens on December 1.
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