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Rajput associations and Sanjay Leela Bhansali reach a ‘compromise’ on ‘Padmavati’

These associations were accused of vandalizing the upcoming flick’s sets at Jaipur’s Jaigarh Fort

March 24, 2017, 12:09 am

Rajput associations and Sanjay Leela Bhansali reach a ‘compromise’ on Padmavati in Jaipur

Rajput associations and Sanjay Leela Bhansali reach a ‘compromise’ on Padmavati. Bhansali Production's Shobha Sant at a press conference in Jaipur in Jaipur on Monday. Image credit: Post staff

Jaipur: Amid the outrage in Bollywood over the assault on Padmavati director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the director’s production house on Monday reached a compromise with Rajasthan’s Rajput associations. These associations were accused of vandalizing the upcoming flick’s sets at Jaipur’s Jaigarh Fort and assaulting Bhansali three days ago. Both the parties called a joint press conference announcing the compromise. The associations have, however, raised an objection to the movie’s title and demanded that it be changed. Also Read: Attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali: the director’s company writes to Rajput associations [quotepost newsno="602"] Sobha Sant from Bhansali Productions and Shree Rajput Sabha’s Girraj Singh Lotwada organized a press conference in Jaipur on Monday. Sobha assured the association representatives that the movie didn’t contain any objectionable or romantic scenes between Rani Padmavati and Allauddin Khilji. Rajput Sabha leaders said they wouldn’t have any objection if the movie didn’t degrade the legendary queen. They agreed not to stall the movie’s release or protest if the production house released it after showing it to them. After agreeing to three conditions of the production house, the leaders of Rajput associations demanded that the movie’s name be changed. [quotepost newsno="592"]   “I can’t take a decision in this regard on my own. I will have to talk to Sanjay Leela Bhansali,” said Shobha. Earlier the production house wrote a letter to Rajput organizations, clarifying that the movie won’t show any ‘romantic dream sequence’ or any ‘objectionable scene’ between Rani Padmavati and Allauddin Khilji. “As discussed with you, this is to clarify that there is no romantic dream sequent or any objectionable/romantic scene between Rani Padmavati and Allauddin Khilji (in the movie),” the letter reads. The letter claims that the production house studied and researched relevant history before making the film. “We are confident that Mewar will be proud of the film made on their revered queen. We don’t want to hurt any sentiments and would appreciate if the social organizations and local police support us in making this film and making their queen revered by the world,” the letter says.

First published: January 30, 2017