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Try Sanjay Leela Bhansali for treason: BJP leader on Padmavati

Referring to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Arjun Gupta says he has tried to malign Rani Padmavati’s sacrifice through his film Padmavati.

bollywood Updated: Nov 10, 2017 14:55 IST
Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone play lead roles in Padmavati.
Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone play lead roles in Padmavati.

Even as the Supreme Court dismissed a plea seeking a stay on the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, BJP member Arjun Gupta has urged in a letter addressed to Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Gupta, who is the general secretary of the Uttar Bharatiya Morcha, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said something “disgusting” is being done in the pursuit of earning money and for boosting one’s career.

Ranveer Singh plays Alauddin Khilji in Padmavati.

Referring to Bhansali, Gupta said that he has tried to malign Rani Padmavati’s sacrifice through Padmavati. “The whole country, not just the Rajput community, is standing against it. He needs to be severely punished by being tried for treason for his attempt to distort history, so that in future any filmmaker is wary of these kind of projects.”

Gupta has also appealed that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to “not certify this film”. “I am fully confident that my letter will taken into consideration, and a sedition case is run (registered) against Bhansali,” Gupta added.

Padmavati is slated to release on December 1, and there is brouhaha over the film as various factions have been targeting the filmmaker for distortion of history in the movie, touted as a “historical drama”.

Bhansali has repeatedly clarified that the film has no such scene between Rani Padmavati and invader Alauddin Khilji which can hurt sentiments.

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