Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next project based on the life of queen Padmavati has run into troubled waters, with Hardik Patel, president of Patel Navnirman Sena demanding assurance that the film will be based on facts, otherwise they won’t let the film release anywhere.
“Rajasthan-based Rajput Sena’s members met me and informed that SLB has not studied the history, and could damage the image of Rani Padmavati. So, we’ve informed him to stop the production of the film and hold discussions with Rajput leaders before he begins shooting,” Mumbai Mirror quoted Patel as saying.
“Bhansali should give assurance of not damaging Rani Padmavati’s image, or else Patidar Navnirman Sena will hold protests against the movie across the country, and will not give permission for the film to release in Rajasthan. No director has the right to damage history for entertainment,” Patel added.
The film stars actors Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles.
Hindustan Times could not independently verify the report.