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PADMAVATI ROW: BHANSALI ASSURES TO HAVE KEPT PRIDE, HONOUR OF RAJPUTS IN MIND

By Siddharth Singh . 9th November 2017 04:22pm
PADMAVATI ROW: BHANSALI ASSURES TO HAVE KEPT PRIDE, HONOUR OF RAJPUTS IN MIND

Prominent helmer Sanjay Leela Bhansali lately has been facing a lot of outrage for his upcoming directorial 'Padmavati'. After the much hype of the issue and nationwide protest by many hardcore groups, the director has, at last, come out with his statement in which he has clarified that the film upholds the honour of Rajputs and does not depict anything that may hurt anyone's sentiments. A recent post on the official Twitter handle of "Padmavati" by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is quoted as;

'Padmavati' my tribute to the sacrifice, valour and honour of Rani Padmavati: Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
The tweet is accompanied by a video link in which Bhansali who so far refrained from making any statement on the controversy says;
I've made this film 'Padmavati' with a lot of sincerity, responsibility and hard work. I have always been inspired by Rani Padmavati's story and this film salutes her valour and sacrifice. But because of some rumours, this film has become a subject of controversy.
The controversy is over the fact that the film has a dream sequence between Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji -- something that I have already denied even in written. Now through this video, I am reiterating that in our film, Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji have no such scene together which hurts anyone's sentiments.
We have made this film with a lot of responsibility and have kept the pride and honour of the Rajputs in mind.
https://twitter.com/FilmPadmavati/status/928277974025109504 The movie is considered to be an epic historical drama, featuring Deepika Padukone as Rajput queen Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as Padmavati's husband Rawal Ratan Singh and ruler Alauddin Khilji's role has been played by Ranveer Singh. The movie is scheduled for its release on December 1. On the flip side, hardcore community groups have so far been alleging Bhansali of distorting facts in the film. The controversy up till has observed Bhansali being beaten up by Rajput Karni Sena moreover the film sets in Kolhapur were also vandalized and put on fire. Karni Sena, Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha, and a few political leaders are of the view that the film should be banned in India. You can also watch Sanjay Leela Bhansali's official statement by clicking the play button on the featured image above.
news courtesy: ians