National Award-winning Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been slapped and assaulted by members of Raput Karni Sena at Jaigarh fort in Jaipur on the sets of Padmavati.
Protesters entered to the film’s sets and started getting violent, vandalised the cameras and other equipment.
Members of Raput Karni Sena alleged that the film is distorting historical facts as according to them the film incorrectly portrays Rani Padmini. They also demanded to delete love scenes between Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in the movie.
“We had warned the filmmaker against presenting wrong facts. When we came to know about the shooting, we gathered there and protested,” said district president of Karni Sena Narayan Singh.
Another activist of Karni Sena Vikram Singh said.”Our basic protest is about distortion of historic facts which will not be tolerated.”
Following the incident whole Bollywood town from Priyanka to Karan Johar comes in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Am appalled at what has happened with Sanjay Bhansali….this is the time for all us as an industry to stand by our people and fraternity!!
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 27, 2017
My fellow film folk, if we do not unite now against these recurring incidents of bullying, it’s going to get much worse. #IstandbySLB
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) January 27, 2017
It’s appalling to hear what happened to #SanjayLeelaBhansali .im so saddened..Violence is not what our forefathers taught us..
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) January 27, 2017