More problems for Padmavati as Rajput groups seek change in title
Protests over "Padmavati" took a new turn on Monday with Rajput groups coming up with fresh demands of title change and a review before the release even as Bhansali productions made it clear that there is no romantic dream sequence between Rani Padmavati and Alaudin Khilji.
The demand was raised at a joint press conference which was convened by Rajput Sabha to announce that they and Karni Sena agree over the demand that there will be no distortion of historic facts in the movie.
However, the president of the Rajput Sabha said that they have also demanded that a screening committee be formed by the group to screen the movie before its release but Bhansali productions are yet to act on the request.
During the press conference, some of the members of the Karni Sena raised another demand that the film's title should be changed and there should be no film in the name of "Padmavati" at all which was supported by the state President of Karni Sena Mahipal Singh.
"There is no romantic dream sequence or any objectionable/ romantic scene between Rani Padmavati and Allauddin Khijli. It was not a part of the script. It was misconception and considering the sentiments of the community, we have clarified to them," Shobha Sant, CEO of the Bhansali Productions said.
"We are trying to present Rani Padmavati's courageous nature. We will make the film which will make the country proud on Rani Padmavati," she said.
Bihar Deputy CM Tejaswi invites Bhansali to shoot the film in Bihar
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav on Monday invited director Sanjay Leela Bhansali to Bihar to shoot his film "Padmavati" without any fear.
"I invite Bollywood to come and shoot in historical, glorified, culturally rich & developing Bihar. Will extend all sorts of help all the way," Tejaswi said in his latest tweet in reference to the assault on Bhansali in Rajasthan last week.
Tejaswi added: "If the Bhansali incident would have taken place in Bihar, there would have been endless hot debates on Jungle-raj, castiesm by elite and eminent journalists."
Tejaswi said the "shocking incident" took place in the BJP-ruled state of Rajasthan. "It is unfortunate," he added.