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 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.