Padmavati is a period drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, recently got stalled on the term of allegedly distorting historical facts. The members of Karni Sena attacked Sanjay Leela Bhansali and stalled the shoot at the Jaigarh fort. The filmmaker was slapped, beaten and his hair was also pulled by the members of the organization. The story of the film has not been revealed although protesters alleged the film will have Khilji romancing the queen in a dream sequence. The unsubstantiated report has been strongly denied by the makers.
Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh expressed shock and anger after director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was slapped and assaulted by the angry members of Karni Sena at Jaigarh fort in Jaipur on the sets of Padmavati where 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’.
As Padmavati I can assure you that there is absolutely no distortion of history.#Padmavati
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) January 28, 2017
As a team, we are making 'Padmavati' keeping in mind the sensitivities and emotions of the people of Rajasthan and the Rajput community.
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) January 28, 2017
Very very sad. Words do fall short and feel too little to express feelings. Violence is unacceptable. This incident has shocked me.
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) January 28, 2017