Sanjay Leela Bansali's project Padmavati has been clouded with controversy of one or the other ever since it was planned. First happened the star cast decision where the decision took months due to the cost of the stars. Second was the much talked about clash between Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh being the lead cast of the film. Third was the talk of Eros backing out of the magnum opus money involved in investing for the movie and Viacom 18 coming in to finance SLB's project.
Padmavati faced the wrath of prostestors in Jaipiur today.The team went to Jaipur for a month to shoot at the Jaigarh Fort. Things tunred ugly when some protestors belonging to Karni Sena stopped the shoto schedule by throwing away expensive equipment and halted the shoot in the process. The Protestors even slapped SLB and pulled his hair in an alarming show of rage.
Karni Sena claims that SLB is portrayng Rani Padmavati in a bad light whose role is to be played by Deepika Padukone. The protestors went to such an extent that Sanjay Leela bansali called in the police for protection. The shoot has been put on hold for the time being.
Padmavati is a historical drama movie based on the story of Queen Padmini who famous for refusing to submit to emperor Alauddin Khilji when he arrived at the Chittorgarh fort with his army and killed herself along with scores of other women before he could forcibly enter the fort.
Narayan Singh a leade rof the group said "We had warned the filmmaker against presenting wrong facts. When we came to know about the shooting, we gathered there and protested."
Senior Police officer from Jaipur named Anshuman Bhomia said "The filmmakers have assured that they will not shoot here and will pack up." There has been no official statement given by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Just for records - Karni Sena is the same organisation which also protested when Ashutosh Gowariker was making Jodha Akhbar. The organisation claimed that Jodha bai never married King Akbar however in the film the two were projected as married.
SLB's film also faced the dis-content of Peshwa family while he was making Bajirao Mastani.
We hope that Padmavati has a smooth sailing and doesnt get delayed because of any other new controversy.