After attack, Sanjay Leela Bhansali stops shooting in Rajasthan
January 28, 2017  15:07
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has cancelled the shoot of Padmavati in Jaipur, Rajasthan and is returning to Mumbai, according to latest reports.

This comes after director Bhansali was manhandled by members of a fringe outfit called Karni Sena on the sets of Padmavati yesterday in Jaipur.

Bhansali was slapped and his clothes were torn. In addition to this, Padmavati's sets were vandalised and expensive film equipment was destroyed.

Padmavati is based on the 1303 siege of Rajasthan's Chittor fort by Alauddin Khilji. Khilji wanted to have Rani Padmini, the wife of Rana Rawal Ratan Singh, for himself. However, before Alauddin could reach Padmini, the queen self-immolated herself and became a myth all across India.

Several filmmakers and actors from the Mumbai film industry have condemned the attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali. From Anurag Kashyap to Ram Gopal Varma, Ashutosh Gowariker to Karan Johar, Sushant Singh Rajput to Priyanka Chopra, the incident has angered the Bollywood fraternity.

The Indian Film & Television Directors Association also condemned the attack and requested the government to take immediate action.
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