The Indian Film Industry is left into shocks after the attacks on Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his crew during the filming of Padmavati in Rajasthan. Several celebrities have come forth with statements of their own in support of the director.
According to the report, now, the director’s team has released an official statement on behalf of him.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali has shot two films in Jaipur and despite his love for Rajasthan, for the safety of his crew, we have decided to stop the shoot and leave the city post the shocking incident where miscreants damaged property and misbehaved with the crew on the shoot of ‘Padmavati’. SLB had directed the opera ‘Padmavati’ to packed houses in Paris and earned worldwide praise for it. He was inspired by the beautiful and courageous queen and is making a feature film on the story. We clarify that there is no dream sequence or any objectionable scene between Rani Padmavati and Allauddin Khilji. We have been carefully researching and making the film. In spite of this, the attack on the shoot and crew was uncalled for and was extremely damaging to the image of the beautiful city of Jaipur. We are grateful to the authorities at Jaipur who responded promptly and limited the damage on shoot. We are confident that Mewar will be proud of the film made on their revered queen. We do not want to hurt any sentiments and would appreciate if the local people support us in making this film and making their queen revered by the world.
The above statement clarifies that there’s no objectionable scene between Rani Padmavati and Allauddin Khilji as per the recent rumours and that they have been carefully researching the film.
As per the situation, filming in Jaipur has been halted as of now, and the director has returned to Mumbai.
The leading lady Deepika Padukone took to Twitter to condemn the attacks;
As Padmavati I can assure you that there is absolutely no distortion of history.#Padmavati
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) January 28, 2017
Earlier actors Ranveer Singh and Sahid Kapoor had said on behalf of the team;
As a team, we are making Padmavati keeping in mind the sensitivities and emotions of the people of Rajasthan and the Rajput community. Sanjay sir is one of the most accomplished & authentic filmmakers we have in India, & he won’t ever do anything to hurt anyones feelings. Whats happened is very unfortunate. We hope the people of Rajasthan will understand & empathise with our intentions & give us their support.