Adding to the endless series of rumors, there’s now one about how Sanjay Leela Bhansali added a dream sequence of Rani Padmini and Alauddin Khilji romancing each other only because the fans would want to see Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in a romantic angle.
This alleged “distortion” of historical facts was irked upon by many religious and political parties such a Shri Rajput Karni Sena, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress etc.
The director-producer and the actors had a tough time denying the rumors but the resistance remained. Eventually, the protestors took to burning the sets, posters and the costumes. Even Bhansali was not spared has had to face some thrashing.
Recently, the Facebook page of Padmavati released a video wherein Bhansali is seen restating that there is in fact no unacceptable scene between the two historical figures in question.
In the video, he says-
"Nasmashkar. Main, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, iss video ke maadhyam se aapse kuch kehna chahta hoon. Maine film Padmavati bohot imaandari se, zimmedari se, mehnat se banayi hai. Main Rani Padmavati ki kahaani se humesha se prabhavit raha hoon aur yeh film unki veerta, unki balidaan ko naman karti hai. Par kuch afwaaon ki vajah se yeh film vivaadon ka mudda ban chuki hai. Afwaa yeh hai ki film mein Rani Padmavati aur Alauddin Khilji ke beech koi dream sequence darshaya gaya hai. Maine iss baat ko pehle bhi nakaara hai, likhit pramaan bhi diya hai iss baat ka pehle, aur aaj iss video ke maadhyam se phir se dohra raha hoon ki humare film mein Rani Padmavati aur Alauddin Khilji ke beech mein aisa koi scene nahi hai jo bhavnao ko thes pohochaye, jazbaaton ko takleef de. Humne iss film ko bohot zimmedari se banaya hai, Rajput maan aur maryada ka khayal rakha hai aur ek baar phir se main dohra raha hoon ki humare film mein Rani Padmavati aur Alauddin Khilji ke beech mein koi dream sequence nahi hai, koi aisa scene nahi hai jo kisi ko bhi takleef de. Dhanyavaad.
(Hello. I, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, want to tell you something through this video. I have made the film Padmavati with a lot of integrity, responsibility, and effort. I have always been inspired by Rani Padmavati's story, and this film salutes her valour and sacrifice. But because of some rumours, this film has become a subject of debate. The rumour is that in this film, there is a dream sequence between Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji. I have denied this before and provided written proof of the same then, and today, through this video, I am reiterating that in our film, there is no scene between Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji that will hurt any sentiments. We have made this film very responsibly, keeping in mind the Rajput dignity and respect. I would like to reiterate once again that our film has no dream sequence between Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji or any other scene which will hurt anyone. Thank you.)"
Even as Padmavati is set to release on December 1, the makers and actors are keeping their guards up. The movie which is facing serious political oppositions is contemplating of postponing the release dates for the two-phase Gujarat Assembly elections are to be held on the 9th and 14th of December respectively. However, no confirmation is received on this speculation.
Watch the video here!
Information source: indiatoday
Title image source: thefearlessindian