Mumbai, Jan 29: A day after Sanjay leela Bhansali assaulted in Jaipur’s Mehrangarh Fort were vandalized by Rajput Karni Sena protesters.
Bhansali on Saturday clarified that there is no drama sequences or objectionable scene between Rani Padmavati and Allauddin Khilji and said the attack on him was “uncalled for”.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s statement read:
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has shot two films in Jaipur and despite his love for Rajasthan, for the safety of his crew, we have decided to leave the city post the shocking incident where miscreants damaged property and misbehaved with the crew on the shoot of ‘Padmavati’.SBL had directed the opera ‘Padmavati’ to packed houses in Paris and earned worldwide praise for it. He was inspired by the beautiful and courageous queen and is making a feature film on the story.We clarify that there is no dream sequence or any objectionable scene between Rani Padmavati and Allauddin Khilji. We have been carefully researching and making the film… The attack on the shoot and crew was uncalled for and was extremely damaging to the image of the beautiful city of Jaipur. We are grateful to the authorities at Jaipur who responded promptly and limited the damage on shoot.We are confident that Mewar will be proud of the film made on their revered queen. We do not want to hurt any sentiments and would appreciate if the local people support us in making this film and making their queen revered by the world.
The protesters alleged that the film has love scenes between Queen Padmini and ruler Alauddin Khilji, played by actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.
The Karni Sena claims that Padmini was a proud queen known for taking her own life rather than submit to Alauddin Khilji, the emperor who attacked the Chittorgarh Fort, they damaged cameras and other equipment, forcing Bhansali to stop shooting.
The film features Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in leading roles.