Padmavati seems to be a trouble for filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. A few months ago, Padmavati sets were vandalized by the Rajput community and now the sets are in trouble again. The movie is in the news since the day it has been announced.
Today, at 2 am, another incident took place on the sets of Padmavati near Kolhapur. Unidentified locals set fire to the movie set. Sanjay Leela Bhansali was shooting at Masai Pathat at 2 am when they found petrol bombs in the set. Before setting fire, they damaged the parked cars and costumes of the film. Also, animals were present on the sets at the time of the incident and a horse is said to be badly injured.
The police was called and they reached the spot early in the morning with several fire engines. The fire was brought under control. According to the reports, around 30-50 people were seen who attacked the set of Padmavati with torches, stones, lathis and petrol bombs in their hands. They fought off the bodyguards and bouncers and continued their attacks.
The damage happened was on high scale. The search to get the culprits is still on. Details about the attackers are still not confirmed.
Earlier Karni Sena community attacked the movie sets and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, accusing Bhansali of portraying their Queen Padmavati in a bad light. After the attack, Bhansali tried to call a truce with Rajput organizations and told them there will be no love scene between Deepika Padukone and Ranveer’s characters. He wrote a letter clearly stating things about the movie. Have a look on the letter here -
As discussed with you, this is to specifically clarify that there is no romantic dream sequence or any objectionable / romantic scene between Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji. We have been carefully researching and making the film. 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 all the social organizations and local people support us in making this film and making their queen revered by the world. Request you to please ensure that moving forward there is no untoward action against our production, crew and cast in lieu of the said issue from members of your association and other Rajput associations. We look forward for your co-operation. — Bhansali productions Private Limited