Bollywood celebs condemn the attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali on ‘Padmavati’ sets

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On friday filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was slapped and assaulted by members of Karni Sena who staged an angry protest at Jaigarh fort in Jaipur where Bhansali was shooting for his next, Padmavati. A group of activists forced stopped the shooting.

A shocked and angry Bollywood immediately took to social media to express their angst against this hooliganism. Actors, directors, singers and the entire film fraternity stood together in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, condemning the attack.

The period drama, scheduled to release this November, stars Deepika Padukone in the lead role of Rajput queen Padmavati and features Shahid Kapoor as Raja Ratan Singh. Ranveer Singh is essaying the role of Alauddin Khilji, the medieval-era Delhi sultan, who falls in love with Padmavati.

The protesters manhandled the ace director and alleged that the film has love scenes between Queen Padmini and ruler Alauddin Khilji, played by actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.

The Karni Sena claims that Padmini was a proud queen known for taking her own life rather than submit to Alauddin Khilji, the emperor who attacked the Chittorgarh Fort.

The Rajput Karni Sena has demanded that Bhansali should delete such scenes in the film, if any.