Jaipur: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s production team has assured Shree Rajput Karni Sena that no intimate and/or romantic scene between Alauddin Khilji and Padmavati would be shown in his movie “Padmavati”, claimed the Karni Sena.
A letter addressed to Giriraj Singh Lotwara, President, Shree Rajput Sabha, Jaipur, and signed by Shobha Sant of Bhansali Productions, reads: “As discussed with you, this is to specifically clarify that there is no romantic dream sequence or any objectionable or romantic scene between Rani Padmavati and Allauddin Khilji”.
“We will discuss this proposal made by Bhansali Productions before making a final call in a day or two. Though they have accepted almost all of our demands,” said Vivek Singh, a leader of Karni Sena. “One of our demands still remains — of seeing the movie before its release,” Singh said.
Bhansali or his team could not be reached for comment.
Activists of Shree Rajput Karni Sena assaulted Sanjay Leela Bhansali and misbehaved with the crew of “Padmavati” in Jaipur’s Jaigarh Fort last week. They also damaged some cameras and other equipment, forcing Bhansali to stop shooting. The incident elicited strong support from the Hindi film fraternity for Bhansali.
“Padmavati” tells the story of Alauddin Khilji, the medieval-era Delhi ruler, who fell in love with Rajput queen Padmavati. Actors Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor star in the film.
Watch the video of self proclaimed Rajput-honour vigilantes Karni Sena assaulting filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali here