Bhansali beaten up, sets dam­aged

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - HT Correspondent

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.

Large num­bersm­bers of peo-peo­ple ow­ing al­le­gianceal­le­giance to the Ra­jput youth outfit reachedthe­for­tonFri­day­for­tonFri­day and­dis­rupt­edtheshoot­ing. pt­edtheshoot­ing.

“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.

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