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All controversies from Padmavati to Padmaavat

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming period drama Padmaavat has been a victim of several attacks and controversies ever since the release of its first look. The film Padmaavat is based on Rani Padmavati, a legendary Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Awadhi language epic poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming period drama Padmaavat has been a victim of several attacks and controversies ever since the release of its first look. The film Padmaavat is based on Rani Padmavati, a legendary Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Awadhi language epic poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540.

Although there are many controversies ever since its shooting days.

  1. Misrepresentation of Historical facts

The makers of this film have been blamed at several instances for distorting and playing with history in their film. Several political groups and leaders stood up against the manipulated history in the film. soon after Soon after director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked by the Karni Sena who vandalised the set of the movie and tore director’s clothes in Jaipur. A BJP leader even announced a reward for anyone who slapped the filmmaker. Madhya Pradesh’s BJP leader Akhilesh Khandelwal agreed to give away Rs 10,000 as a reward to someone who would slap Bhansali with a shoe.

Several other leaders stood in protest of the film including the former Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shankersinh Vaghela. Vaghela raised objections against the alleged distortion of history in the film and demanded that the film is screened for Hindu and Kshatriya leaders before its actual release, else there would be “violent protests” in Gujarat. Gujarat BJP spokesperson I K Jadeja also said that his party had received several representations from the Kshatriya community about “distortion of historical facts” in the film.

 2. Sets Vandalize 

In January last year, members of the Karni Sena vandalised the sets of Padmaavat (then Padmavati) at the Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur and assaulted the director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film’s equipments were destroyed, the director’s clothes were torn off and he was forcefully made to abandon the shoot for the film. Vikram Singh, a Karni Sena activist told that the film portrayed the queen, Rani Padmini, in an incorrect manner. Soon after the attack on the sets in Jaipur, the film’s sets were vandalised once again and put to fire in Kohlapur in March last year. Approximately thirty people reached the sets of the film armed with petrol bombs, stones and lathis, reported IE. Though, none of the film’s cast or crew was injured in the incident.

 3. Glorification on Khilji

The film was also attacked on the grounds that it glorified the character of Sultan Alauddin Khilji. Haryana minister Vipul Goel wrote to the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, Smriti Irani and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, seeking changes in the film. According to IE, in his letters, Goel mentioned that “glamorising Alauddin Khilji’s character was akin to praising those who carry out acid attacks on girls.”

     4. Deepika’s midriff in Ghoomar song

The song ‘Ghoomar’ from the film had to be edited due to the uprising controversies about Deepika Padukone’s way of ‘fashionable’ dressing in the video. In the earlier video of the song, Deepika Padukone’s midriff was visible during her dance which raised objections from the members of the Karni Sena and also the members of the royal family in Jaipur. The covering of actor’s midriff was one of the major five modifications demanded by the censor board to the makers of the film. The video was corrected through multiple visual effects and the new version showed the actor in a fully covered traditional attire.

    5. Accidental deaths on sets

The film saw major unfortunate incidents take place on its sets, one of which included the death of a labourer has lost his life in a mishap. The painter, Mukesh Dakia, was working on the sets in Film City when he fell from a height of five feet and landed on his head. Director and producer, Sanjay Leela Bhansali even extended help to the victim’s family and condoled the loss of life on his set. Quoting Shobha Santa, the CEO of Bhansali Productions, IE reported, “What took place was extremely unfortunate and completely unforeseen. We are making every effort to help the victim and we grieve the death of the deceased.”


Credits: Financial Express



Deepika Padukone just got married: Trolled Again

Padmavati’ has made Deepika Padukone the new controversy queen of Bollywood. Every statement she gives, every post she shares gets wrapped with controversies. It was just on Friday that Deepika got trolled for sharing a childhood picture with her friend Aditya Narayan, and now her recent picture with this friend of hers got the netizens thinking that she is getting married to him.


then,now & forever…❤️ @aditya__narayan @divya4488

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From people telling her that it was not the right time to get married as she should have gotten the ‘Padmavati’ issue resolved first, to people hating her for dumping Ranveer, the comments on the picture are strange, funny, bizarre, all at the same time. One person even advised Deepika how wrong her decision was as “a person from non-filmy background won’t understand her career and Ranveer is the best for him”

forever friends…❤️ @aditya__narayan

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Well, to break it to you netizens, Deepika is not getting married. She is not engaged either. The man in the picture is getting married to a girl (who is not Deepika), who has been tagged in the caption. Deepika’s caption to the image read, “then, now & forever…❤️ @aditya__narayan @divya4488”. Along with the image, the caption also made the netizens think that Deepika is in love with this person and got engaged to him. However, she was just referring to their friendship
Got your sigh of relief?
On Friday, Deepika shared a throwback picture with Aditya captioning the image as, “forever friends…❤️” (Friends!)

By: Mini Singh

British Board of Film Classification clears ‘Padmavati’ for release in UK


Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed “Padmavati”, whose release has been postponed amid the protests in India, has been cleared by British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) on Thursday cleared the conflict-ridden Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed Padmavati for a scheduled release on December 1 for the UK audience.

The BBFC has given the film a 12A rating and was passed without any cuts. The 12A rating mandates that the film cannot be viewed by a child under the age of 12 unless accompanied by an adult.

The British Censor Board has listed the film on its official website, stating, Padmavati (12A) moderate violence, injury detail.”

It also mentioned that “all known versions of this work passed uncut”.

“It’s Illegal to export film ‘Padmavati’ to UK before getting a certificate from India,” Nihalani said.

Padmavati has been facing the wrath of various Rajput groups and political leaders, who have accused Bhansali of distorting history.

Many groups have been protesting amid rumours that there was a romantic dream sequence between Rajput queen Padmini and Allauddin Khilji.

However, Bhansali said in an appeal that there was no dream sequence and it was all a rumour.

Historians are divided on whether Padmini actually existed. She finds mention in the 16th-century epic poem Padmavati.

Earlier scheduled to arrive in cinema halls on December 1, the release date of the film has been postponed by the makers until further notice.

If you wanna make any comment on the release of Padmavati in UK instead of been releasing in India then do share the same with us in the below comment box.

Ban removed from Padmavati

 The film “Padmavati” will not be banned by the Supreme Court, said judges today, stating that it’s up to the country’s censor board to decide how the film should be released.
Padmavati, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, tells the story of Queen Padmini of Chittoor in Rajasthan and stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.Padmavati is a Historical movie. Audiences are expecting very much from this movie.



The film has run into controversy with some Hindu groups, mainly in Rajasthan, stating that it romanticizes the relationship between Padmini and Alauddin Khilji, the Delhi ruler who was obsessed with her. Legend has it that after her husband was killed, Padmini set herself on fire along with other women to prevent Khilji from taking her prisoner. 

The director has denied any intimate scenes or the love story between Padmini and Khilji.

Rajasthan has seen several protests against the 200-crore movie, whose makers say they plan to release it on December 1 though they have yet to submit it for clearance to the censor board.
Earlier this week, a BJP parliamentarian from Madhya Pradesh warned of possible violence if the film is not blocked.

Deepika’s royal looks inspired dolls drawing huge craze among her fans

“Rajputi kangan mein utni hi taaqat hai jitni Rajputi talwaar mein hai.” – Rani Padmavati

The trailer of Padmavati came out yesterday and fans can’t stop raving about it. The lead cast comprises of Deepika Padukone who plays the royal and stunning Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor plays her husband Maha Rawal Ratan Singh while Ranveer Singh is the main antagonist, Alauddin Khilji.

One aspect of the movie that has got everybody excited is the three character’s looks especially the one of Deepika’s who adorns gorgeous traditional attire with heavy gold jewellery which accentuates the Rajput culture.

Now, much to the delight of Deepika’s fans, Rani Padmavati dolls are available. The dolls are the carbon copy of Deepika’s look from the movie and you’ll definitely want one of those.

We wonder if we could get Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh-inspired dolls as well!

Recently, Sanjay Leela Bhansali who is the captain of the magnum opus got candid about his excitement for Padmavati’s trailer with a leading daily and stated, “I’m overwhelmed by the love the film has received so far. Padmavati is a tribute to our brave Rajput men and women and a story that the entire country will be proud of.”

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions, Padmavati is slated to release on December 1, 2017.

Deepika is currently in Sri Lanka for a photoshoot and will soon be coming back to Mumbai.

OMG! Ranveer Singh Is Reportedly Consulting A Psychiatrist After Padmavati Takes A Toll

Ranveer Singh plays the menacing historic conqueror Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati – a role which has reportedly taken its toll on the actor. Earlier, it was revealed that Ranveer comes to Padmavati sets in a feisty mood and intense persona to get the essence of his character right. Now, DNA states that Ranveer is consulting a psychiatrist to come of out of his Padmavati persona in real life. Filming Padmavati as Alauddin Khilji has also reportedly resulted in Ranveer experiencing behavioural changes of the sets. “It affected his reactions and behaviour towards people. Which is why, his friends advised him to get help in emerging beyond Khilji. He is going to a psychiatrist to get rid of the Khilji influences,” DNA quoted a source as saying.
ranveer Singh
Ranveer reportedly confined himself and prepped for the role ahead of joining the sets. “Ranveer also featured To become Khilji, he took the same route as he did to play Peshwa Bajirao. He locked himself up in his apartment, prepped and stayed in the head-space for weeks,” the source added. Ranveer featured in the titular role in Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, for which he was critically applauded.
It was only last month that Ranveer surprised everyone, sporting a new look – a clean shaven one – with long hair. “I shaved off my beard to shoot young Alauddin’s portion and I really miss my beard,” is how he explained the sudden change, reported IANS.
Earlier this year, the actor’s spokesperson revealed that the crew avoid crossing paths with him on the sets while Ranveer is in his onscreen persona: “Once he gets into his Khilji look in costume and make-up and is ready to go on set, people almost stay away from him unless needed and things quieten down as he is so compelling in his character when he slips into the skin of Alauddin Khilji. It’s not easy, becoming so intense every day.

Ranveer Singh is avoiding Deepika Padukone, parties with Katrina at Shahid’s birthday bash?

No, we are not joking. Buzz has it that Ranveer Singh partied with Deepika’s rival Katrina Kaif at Shahid Kapoor’s birthday bash.

Though, Deepika and Ranveer might be sharing screen space together in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama ‘Padmavati’ but the two love birds avoided each other at Shahid’s birthday bash.Shahid’s wife Mira Rajput invited well everyone in the industry for her hubby 36th birthday bash and Shahid’s ‘Padmavati’ co-stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh were also on the guest list.

However, both Deepika and Ranveer did not arrive together for the bash. Spotboye, reported that Deepika made an early entry as well as exit from the bash. If the news report is to be believed, Deepika entered at the party around 7 and left the party around 9.20. It was only after she left, Katrina Kaif made her entry into the party.

We all know the cold war between Deepika and Katrina is nothing new and the two leading ladies of Bollywood once again avoided each other. That’s not what grabbed the eyeballs of many it was Ranveer’s late entry to the party. The Befikre actor walked in around 9.40 and joined Katrina. Spotboye also reported that both Katrina and Ranveer met like they are best friends.

Also, both Katrina and Ranveer made the exit from the birthday bash around the same time. An industry insider said that Deepika isn’t happy with Ranveer’s new found budding relationship with Katrina and thinking about breaking up with him. Is our favourite couple heading for a breakup?

Deepika and Ranveer are shooting for their period drama Padmavati, while Katrina is awaiting the release of much delayed ‘Jagga Jasoos’ with her ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor.