Ever since it’s announcement, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Padmavati has been controversy’s favourite child. Be it the Rajput Karni Sena workers slapping the director on his own set or people protesting against the content of the film and what not!
Keeping up with the baseless criticism and other debates, the BJP spokesperson for Madhya Pradesh claimed that Mr Bhansali had made the film on the basis of "incorrect history" written by the court poet of Alauddin Khalji.
Opposing the release of Hindi film 'Padmavati', BJP lawmaker from Ujjain, Chintamani Malviya, has said that those like Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the director of the film, only understands the "language of shoes".
"People like Bhansali do not understand any other language. People like him only understand the language of shoes. This country will not disrespect Rani Padmavati. We will not tolerate any distortion of our history," the 48-year-old MP wrote in a Facebook post.
Yes, a political leader actually said that! Long live democracy indeed!
The film has kicked up a row as Rajput organisations in Rajasthan have accused the filmmaker of distorting history. 'Padmavati', starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, is slated for release on December 1.
"I strongly protest and propose boycotting the movie 'Padmavati'. I request my well-wishers not to watch this movie. It is shameful to make such films for the greed of money," the BJP leader said.
According to the senior BJP leader, every India woman takes pride in Padmavati’s life and considers her as a role model.
“Tampering with history for the sake of money is shameful and disgraceful,” Malviya said.
“Filmmakers, whose wives change husbands every day can’t understand the dignity of ‘Jauhar’, an act of self-immolation that Rani Padmavati performed to save herself from Alauddin Khilji,” alleged the politician.
Earlier in the evening, Malviya told the media that people like Bhansali don’t understand peaceful objections and compel others to resort to violence. He further alleged that Bhansali has made the film based on the stories fabricated by some poets who were part of Alauddin Khilji’s court.
Information source: huffingtonpost
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