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Villagers from 'Padmaavat' poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi's birthplace demand profit share

Queen Nagamati talks to her parrot, an illustrated manuscript of Padmavat, by Malik Muhammad Jayasi. c1750. North India. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Jan 23, 2018, 07.08 AM (IST)

Most would believe that "Padmaavat" makers can now be at ease with the Indian Supreme Court refusing to modify its earlier order on the stay on the ban on the film but the fight isn't over yet. 

In addition to the threat posed to the film from a fringe group, namely Shri Rajput Karni Sena, there is a new problem in the face of people from Padmaavat poet, Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s village in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh demanding a profit share from the film’s earning.

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They stake claim to the money as Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film is based on the poem written by Malik Muhammad Jayasi. 

As per a leading daily, a share from the earning has been demanded so that the restoration of the birthplace and research institute of Malik Muhammad Jayasi can be done.

On Monday, the local body, Nagar Palik Chairperson organised a program where he announced that Bhansali's film’s earnings will come from the book by Jayasi and so the poet and his village has all the rights on it.

The Chairperson added that the village supports the film's release but expects a share in return. 

Meanwhile, to ensure that fringe groups don't create havoc at the time of release, Bhansali has invited the Karni Sena to watch the movie and judge for itself.