Jai Rajputana Sangh wants to watch the film before it releases across the country to check whether or not history has been distorted.
Mumbai: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has been in news since its inception. The sets of the film were vandalised on a couple of occasions and the filmmaker was assaulted by a group called Rajput Karni Sena a few months back. And now, Jai Rajputana Sangh has demanded a screening of the film based on Rani Padmini, ahead of its release in December.
According to a report in India.com, Jai Rajputana Sangh wants to watch the film before it releases across the country to check whether or not history has been distorted.
“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,” India.com report quoted Bhanwar Singh Reta, founder, Jai Rajputana Sangh as saying.
“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,” Reta added.
The trailer of the magnum opus was unveiled last week. Starring Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini, Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Allauddin Khilji, Padmavati is slated to hit the silverscreen on December 1.
The film also stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh and Raza Murad in pivotal roles.
‘Padmavati’ is undoubtedly one of the most awaited films of the year. The film piqued fans’ curiosity ever since its inception ad the announcement of the star cast. After the launch of the trailer, the excitement has only doubled so much so that, it is now among the highest viewed trailers on YouTube, just in one day.
While everyone was blown away by Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh’s avatar, many of you might have noticed that Aditi Rao Hydari, who plays Ranveer’s wife in the film, wasn’t a part of the trailer. On being asked about the same, the actress revealed to a daily that she was shooting her part till two days before the trailer launch.
The actress also admitted that she is very happy to be a part of such a film and to feature opposite “great actors and talent”. And much like the rest of us, Aditi said that she is looking forward to watching the film.
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, ‘Padmavati’ is slated to release on December 1, 2017.The controversies surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ just does not seem to end. With only a month from its release, another Rajput group has threatened violent action against the film.
According to reports, a group called Jai Rajputana Sangh threatened to burn cinema halls if there is any romantic relationship shown between Rani Padmini and Sultan Alauddin Khilji. They also threatened violence if the queen or Rajasthani people are insulted in any way. The filmmaker had already clarified that there would no such sequence in the film. However, that has not deterred the Sena from causing problems for the film’s release.
Meanwhile, their demand is that the film should be shown to them before and after their approval only if it should be allowed to release. It remains to be seen how the situation pans out for the Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh film when it hits theatres on December 1.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ has been facing many issues since it started rolling. Many controversies came up one after another surrounding the film. Fringe political outfits like the Rajput Karni Sena has continued with its tirade against the film and has declared that they will boycott the release of the film.
However, recently, Information and Broadcasting minister, Smriti Irani said that the film will face no trouble during its release. While replying to Karan Johar’s comment about ‘political pressure’ on the film, at an event, she assured that the state government will ensure the law and order and will not allow any miscreants to disrupt any kind of interaction or display. She said, “I am sure law and order will be under control. The State government will ensure no miscreants disrupt any kind of interaction or display. I don’t envisage any problem. If there is any challenge, the State government will meet it.”
She added that miscreants without cover create such controversies and if the filmmaker communicates it properly then it is taken care of. She also said that to say something will happen is kind of “localised fear” these days.
Starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, ‘Padmavati’ is all set to hit the theatres on December 1, 2017.