Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati' film set vandalised
Some members of a Rajput community group, Karni Sena, had assaulted Bhansali in Jaipur earlier for allegedly presenting 'distorted facts' in 'Padmavati'. Photograph: (PTI)
The set of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film "Padmavati" was vandalised by unidentified persons in Kolhapur district on Wednesday morning.
They also torched the costumes and the animal feed kept there, said the police.
This is the second such incident concerning the film. In January, some members of a Rajput community group, Karni Sena, had assaulted Bhansali in Jaipur for allegedly presenting "distorted facts" in "Padmavati" (WION)
It is second such incident concerning the film. In January, some members of a Rajput community group, Karni Sena, had assaulted Bhansali in Jaipur for allegedly presenting "distorted facts" in "Padmavati". Following the film's team cancelled its shooting in Jaipur and Bhansali's production house had to release a statement clarifying the "misconception" about the film's story.
Sanjay Bhansali's "Padmavati" attacked again? I think we as Indians are going back to the medieval ages and we need to be ashamed— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) March 15, 2017
The shooting of the Deepika Padukone-starrer film was underway at Mhasai Pathar, a rocky plateau in the western Maharashtra district, when a group of around 15-20 people came to the set between 1 am and 2 am, police said.
They allegedly set on fire the costumes of the film and also torched the fodder kept for the horses, senior Police Inspector, Panhala Police Station, Dhanya Kumar Godse said.
Visuals: Sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmavati vandalised and torched by unknown people, last night in Kolhapur. pic.twitter.com/Pz6zO2XhR3— ANI (@ANI_news) March 15, 2017
The film's crew members caught hold of two of the vandals. However, they were attacked by the other members in the group and managed to run away, senior police inspector, Godse said.
The vandals also allegedly tried to set ablaze the vehicles of the crew members parked near the set. The reason behind the protest was not yet known, police said.
Godse said no formal complaint has been lodged so far in connection with the incident. The film's producers were not available for comments.
Deepika Padukone plays the role of Rani Padmavati in the film, which also stars Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor as Raja Ratan Singh.