Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Friday faced the heat of protesters, who staged a demonstration against his film Padmavati in Jaipur's Jaigarh area. According to reports, the protesters manhandled Bhansali and even tore off his clothes. Padmavati is being shot in Jaipur.
Firing by Bhansali's security guard amid the scuffle has also been reported. The activists of a local organisation are reportedly protesting aagainst Padmavati for allegedly distorting historical facts.
Members of Karni Sena stalled the shooting of film at the Jaigarh fort.
"The film is presenting wrong facts about 'Padmavati'. Our basic protest is about distortion of historic facts which will not be tolerated," Vikram Singh, a Karni Sena activist said.
Deepika Padukone plays queen Padmavati opposite Shahid Kapoor's Ratan Singh. Ranveer Singh is in the role of Alauddin Khilji in the movie, which marks Bhansali's return to period era after the success of "Bajirao Mastani".
Jaipur shooting of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's #Padmavati stalled; protesters allege "wrong facts" were being depicted: Police— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) January 27, 2017
(With PTI inputs)