Pune’s City theatre has on today cancelled all shows of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani after protests by the BJP workers.
Several BJP workers gathered outside Pune’s Citypride cinema today morning and started protesting against Bhansali and others for what they claimed was distortion of historical facts. The protesters said that the movie shows distorted facts about the era of Peshwa rulers.
The depiction of the character of Kashibai, wife of Bajirao Peshwa, played by Priyanka Chopra in the film, has drawn flak from many quarters with allegations that it lowered the dignity of the historical figure.
Produced and directed by Bhansali, Bajirao Mastani, narrates the story of the Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao and his second wife Mastani. While Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone play the lead roles, Priyanka plays the role of Bajirao’s first wife Kashibai.