PADMAVATI ROW INTENSIFIES
A film set is burned in Kolhapur
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked months after on the sets of Padmavati in Jaipur, the film’s sets were ruined and set on fire in Kolhapur on Tuesday night in a fresh case of destruction. The film’s sets were attacked in the afternoon about 1 to 2 am on Wednesday and according to reporters, animals were present on the set of Padmavati at that time and a horse is said to be injured badly. None of the film’s crew was there at Masaiplateau, Kolhapur on Tuesday night where the seats have been formulated.
About 20 to 30 people reached the set which was armed with petrol bombs and stones. They apparently opposed the bodyguards and bouncers who were there at the sets. The security had earlier been reinforcing at the sets in the fire of Jaipur incident. Before setting the set on fire, they also ruined the cars parked around the sets. They apparently set on fire the costumes of the film and ignited the fodder kept for the animals, senior inspector, Dhanya Kumar Godse, Panhala Police Station, told PTI. The film’s security team caught sustain of two of despoilers.
However, they were attacked by the other group members and run away. The reason for the protest was not yet known. NCP MLA JitendraAwhad has convicted the action and demanded quick action.
Confirming the news, ShobhaSant, CEO ofBhansali Productions Pinkvilla, “Few people entered and had set the venue on fire in the early morning hours. The main cast wasn’t there at that time. However, our clients are completely destroyed.” She said. The investigation is on and official complaint soon is filed.
Bhansali Production announced a statement which says, “Filed a complaint against vicious who ruined our costume & jewellery and set it on fire. No loss of vigour, no one hurt seriously on vandalised of Padmavati.”
The official Twitter handle of Padmavati also put up a tweet for thanking the Maharashtra Police.
After Bhansali was attacked in Jaipur’s Jaigarh Fort and the venue vandalised, he had shifted the set from Rajasthan. Certain ruffle Rajput outfits have pronounced that the film has a dream part where AlauddinKhilji andRani Padmavati will be seen in intimate positions. Director and his production house have dismissed this reports and said no such scenes triggered till now. Historians have also figure out that Padmavati, the 16th-century poem written by Malik Muhammad Jayasi film is based on that, is a fiction but to no applicability
As debated, there is no romantic dream sequence or any objectionable scene between Rani Padmavati and AlauddinKhilji that is specifically clarified. They say “We have been carefully researching and making the film”. Added we are sure thatMewar will be proud of the movie made on their adored queen. They do not intend to hurt any sentiments and would appreciate if all the social organisations and local people be with us in making this movie and making their queen admired by the world.
There were reads and reports that “Padmavati” has been shifted to next year after twice vandalised of sets in Jaipur and Kolhapur, respectively.
“‘Padmavati’ is not postponed, either not shifting to 2018. It will release on November 17, 2017,”