Mumbai: Seems like problems are not going to end soon for Sanjay Leela Bhansali. His upcoming movie ‘Padmavati’ is one of the most awaited flick of the year but the filmmaker’s historical drama has been facing challenges one after the other ever since it was announced.
As per sources, despite Bhansali releasing an official statement that ‘Padmavati’ does not bear any sort of romantic relationship between Alauddin Khilji and Rani Padmavati, members of Jai Rajputana Sangh have threatened to burn cinema halls.
“We won’t tolerate any distortion of history and if any romantic relationship is shown between queen Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji, we will burn cinema halls screening the film,” said Bhanwar Singh Reta, founder, Jai Rajputana Sangh.
If sources are to be believed, the members of the Sangh on Saturday met the management of several cinema halls and multiplexes in Jaipur and warned them against the screening of the movie.
“We won’t let anyone dishonor Padmavati and insult the people of Rajasthan,” added Reta.
He also demanded a special screening of the movie and said that the film will release after they will be satisfied that no scene insults the queen.
“Our demand is that the filmmakers screen it to a panel of representatives from various Rajput organizations. We will only give them the go-ahead to release the film after we are satisfied that no scene insults queen Padmavati,” said Reta.
Slamming Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, who had assured that the ‘Padmavati’ will not face any legal issue during its release.
As per reports, the members of the Sangh also burnt Irani’s effigy.
Recently, the makers have released the trailer of ‘Padmavati’ and it received the massive response from the viewers. The movie crossed 15 million views on YouTube in just 24 hours.