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Sanjay Leela Bhanshali Slapped by protestors on set of Padmavati

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was slapped and his hair was pulled on the sets of his film "Padmavati" in Jaipur by protesters who alleged that the film shows a much-celebrated Rajput queen Padmavati in poor light.

Protestors slapped Sanjay Leela Bhanshali on set of Padmavati
Sanjay Leela Bhanshali director of Padmavati

Members of the Rajput Karni Sena stormed the film's sets at the historic Jaigarh Fort and assaulted Mr Bhansali. They also vandalized equipment. 

"Padmavati", the upcoming film by Sanjay Leela Bhanshali is an historical drama based on the story of Queen Padmini, who famously refused to submit to emperor Alauddin Khilji when he arrived at the Chittorgarh fort with his army and killed herself along with scores of other women before he could storm the fort.

The protesters alleged that the film has love scenes between Queen Padmini and Alauddin Khilji, played by actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.

The Rajput Karni Sena has demanded that Mr Bhansali delete such scenes in the film if any.
"We had warned the filmmaker against presenting wrong facts. When we came to know about the shooting, we gathered there and protested," said a leader of the group, Narayan Singh.

"The filmmakers have assured that they will not shoot here and will pack up," said a senior police officer Anshuman Bhomia

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