Yet another period drama has landed a controversy. After protests over Ashutosh Gowariker's Panipat that died after he assured of of editing the controversial parts from the film, Ajay Devgn's Tanhaji: The Unsung Hero is in trouble as a plea has been filed against the film in Delhi High Court for misrepresentation of historical facts.
The petitioner, Akhil Bharatiya Kshatriya Koli Rajput Sangh has claimed that Om Raut, conclealed teh true lineage of the lead character and has asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for banning the film from certification and public viewing.
According to the petitioner the film does not bring into light the true lineage of Tanhaji Malusare, the character essayed by Singham actor Ajay Devgn as he belonged to the community of Kshatriya Mahadeo Koli Maratha and not what has been shown. The matter is listed for December 19.
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The plea further adds how the true identity of Tanhaji Malusare has not been shown in order to get commercial and political gains.
Earlier Sambhaji Brigade objected to a few things in the trailer of the movie. The organization has asked clarification on certain dialogues of the character of Savitri Malusare essayed by Kajol. They also pinpointed a man throwing a wooden stick at Shivaji Maharaj. They have also alleged that by showing the OM symbol on the saffron Maratha flag, the makers have attempted to erase Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s secular image and have distorted facts. As per reports in Mumbai Mirror, the organization was quoted saying, “Movies should be made on historical topics, but we will not tolerate the distortion of historical incidents/facts.”
The film, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior also stars Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan as Udyabhan Rathod. Ajay and Kajol are coming together onscreen after a gap of nine years. Their last film was Toonpur Ka Super Hero. Saif and Ajay are set to be seen together in the Om Raut directorial after 12 years. They last collaborated in National Award-winning Omkara, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.