Looks like Sanjay Leela Bhansali is courting a lot of trouble for Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor starrer Padmavati. The casting issue went on for a few weeks and when everything was sorted out, a fresh political controversy has brewed in. SLB planned to shoot in Gujarat and Rajasthan in the coming months and now PNS party president Hardik Patel has threatened to disrupt the shoot of the movie.
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Hardik Patel said, "Every person is proud of Maharani Padmavati, who sacrificed her life for the self-esteem of Chittorgarh. Along with 1,600 other queens, she died of jauhar, (self-immolation) when Alauddin Khilji had attacked Chittorgarh. Bhansali should give assurance of not damaging Rani Padmavati's image, or else Patidar Navnirman Sena will hold protests against the movie across the country, and will not give permission for the film to release in Rajasthan. No director has the right to damage history for entertainment."
He also claimed that members from another group met him and assured support for the same, "But Rajasthan-based Rajput Sena's members met me and informed that SLB has not studied the history, and could damage the image of Rani Padmavati. So, we've informed him to stop the production of the film and hold discussions with Rajput leaders before he begins shooting."
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SLB has erected a huge set in Mumbai as of now, for the shoot of a song titled 'Ghoomar'. The song would showcase Deepika Padukone in a Rajasthani-style dance routine. The next leg was scheduled in Rajasthan's Mewar district and then the political controversy erupted.