In the midst of fresh threats over his film Padmavati from the Hindu Sena, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali brokered a fragile peace agreement with the Rajput Sabha.
According to latest reports, all the issues between Karni Sena and Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been resolved. Meanwhile, Karni Sena has demanded that the film’s title should be changed.
The Rajput Sabha had put forward three demands:
1. No intimate scenes in Padmavati
2. No distortion of history
3. Padmavati name be changed
Sanjay Leela Bhansali productions said they would meet these requirements, and their official statement read. Shobha Sant, CEO of the Bhansali Productions, said:
“As discussed with you (Shree Rajput Sabha), this is to specifically clarify that there is no romantic dream sequence or any objectionable/romantic scene between Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji. We have been carefully researching and making the film. We are confident that Mewar will be proud of the film made on their revered queen. We do not want to hurt any sentiments and would appreciate if the social organisations and local people support us in making this film and making their queen revered by the world. Request you to please ensure that moving forward there is no action against our production, crew and cast in lieu of the said issue from members of your association and other Rajput associations. We look forward to your cooperation.”
‘Padmavati,’ starring Deepika Padukone as the eponymous queen, Shahid Kapoor as her husband and king Rana Rawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as the antagonistic Alauddin Khilji, is slated for a Diwali, 2017 release.