Bhansali beaten up, sets damaged
JAIPUR: Members of the Karni Sena on Friday allegedly attacked film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and vandalised the sets of his upcoming movie, Padmavati, at Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur. The members accused the makers of the film of distorting history. “We have learnt that the film-makers are portraying the film as a love storybetweenAlauddinKhiljiand Padmini, which is a blatant distortion of history. That is why we stopped the shooting and told the makersthatwewon’tletthemcontinue unless they make changes,” said Narayanyan Divrala, district president, Karni Sena.
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“We had learntearnt that a few intimate imate scenes between Alauddin Khalji and Padmini were part of the film and it is completely unacceptable. On Friday morning, when members of Karni Sena went to the Jaigarh Fort, an aargument happenedpened and some people associatedated with the sshooting party opened fire on air which accelerated the tension,” alleged LokLokendra Singh Kalvi, founder, Karni Sena.