From Emergency to Gujarat riots, from Rani Padmini to Jodha Bai, Bollywood tryst with history and politics
The upcoming film Padmavati which is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is based on Rajput queen Padmavati of Chittor. It got mired in controversy after allegations from groups, such as the Rajput Karni Sena that the film is depicting inaccurate facts. The film is scheduled to release on December 1, 2017.
The movie Madras Cafe is based on the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi and the Indian intervention in the Sri-lankan civil war. There were several Tamil groups who demanded a ban on the movie. They claimed that the movie has depicted 'The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam' as a terrorist organisation.
The film Jodha Akbar was banned after protests from the Rajput community over Jodha Bai's depiction as Akbar's wife. The film was not released in some parts of India after theatre owners received threats from Karni Sena.
Konkona Sen Sharma and Brinda Karat starrer movie "Amu", revolves around the 1984 Sikh riots in India. The movie faced the wrath of Censor Board because of showing too much violence. Later, the movie was given A certificate and was released after some audio cuts.
Aandhi is a 1975 Indian political drama directed by Gulzar. It was believed that the film depicts then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her relationship with her estranged husband that's why it was banned by the government.
The movie 'Kissa Kursi Ka' based on Indira Gandhi and her younger son Sanjay Gandhi. It was banned by the government during the Emergency. Film?s master print along with negatives was confiscated from the Censor Board office and burnt at the auto factory in the presence of Sanjay Gandhi.
Movie Firaaq by Nandita Das made the news because it was banned in Gujarat. The movie was based on the 2002 riots of Gujarat.
The descendant of Peshwa Bajirao claimed that historical facts have been "distorted" in the movie Bajirao Mastani.
"Parzania" revolves around the Gujarat Riots in 2002. Though the controversial film had an all-India release it was banned in Gujarat.