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Padmavati film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in trouble ; director asked to assure historical accuracy of the character

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming cinematic creation Padmavati facing criticism.It relates to historical retelling of the story of the life of Rani Padmini  has faced criticism from PNS Patidar Navnirman Sena. Hardik Patel Patidar agitation leader, president of  PNS said that they would object Bhansali to shoot or screen his film in Rajasthan and Gujarat, unless he assures them that Rani Padmini’s portrayal would be historically accurate.

Rani Padmini, also known as Padmavati, was the wife of Raja Ratansen of Chittor. She committed jauhar (self-immolation) rather than submit to Aluaddin Khilji, who waged war against Chittor, seemingly because of his obsession with Padmini. The Rajput Sena had qualms about Bhansali’s film, and how the queen considered an icon in Rajasthan would be depicted in it. They expressed their reservations to Hardik Patel, who in turn, promised to take up the issue. Hardik told that the PNS will protest against the film unless Bhansali is able to show that Rani Padmini’s legacy is not damaged in any way.

Deepika Padukone plays Rani Padmini in Padmavati, while Ranveer Singh portrays Alauddin Khilji. Shahid Kapoor has been cast as Raja Ratansen.