Seems like anti-social elements are on the roll nowadays. Or maybe, getting offended has become a trend. After an harassment which nearly brought filmmaker Karan Johar to tears, last year, owing to him casting Fawad Khan, a Pakistani actor, in his movie ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, now something even more shameful has happened. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was beaten, his clothes were torn, and he was humiliated, in the city of Jaipur. The sets of ‘Padmavati’ was broken and apparently the people who did it, were proud to call themselves as ‘Rajputs’ who did this to save their culture which according to them Bhansali was besmirching, by making ‘Padmavati’.
The video, which has gone viral, sees a group of hooligans tearing at Bhansali’s clothes and slapping him, without even considering the fact that more than a man from the industry, he is a senior person.
Rajput Karni Sena, the people behind this assault, alleged that there are love making scenes between Alauddin Khilji and Rani Padmavati’s character, on the basis of a report in a daily that stated that there will be one such dream sequence. They created the entire ruckus and demanded that such scenes be deleted from the movie or else they will not let it release.
Narayan Singh, the leader of the organisation, “We had warned the filmmaker against presenting wrong facts. When we came to know about the shooting, we gathered there and protested.”
The police in Jaipur has given a statement too and said that the team is not keen to shoot in the city now. “The filmmakers have assured that they will not shoot here and will pack up,” said a senior police official.
The whole Bollywood has come out in the support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and condemned this hooliganism in the name of getting offended.
We too condemn it.