Since its inception, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum-opus, Padmaavat, has managed to steal the spotlight, though not for the right reason when Rajput Karni Sena denounced that the release of Padmaavat is against the “Rajput pride” and had depicted the “Rajput women in all the wrong light.” After all the hoopla the movie was surrounded, movie did see the day of the light and hit the cinemas and the multiplexes screens amid tight securities.
As it’s clear that the movie is not purely based on the history, in fact, it’s based on a bit of folk-lore espoused in the poem Padmavat by the poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi.
Even the film’s director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has admitted the role the poem has played in the making of the film. That is why the poet’s native village has allegedly requested the team behind Padmavati assist them financially with the profits they make.
The village Jayas falls in the Amethi region of Uttar Pradesh. It is known as the birthplace fo the aforementioned poet. A report in the Asian Age quotes a resident of the village who insists that the film might be the tool that brings the village to national attention.
“Since the film is based on Padmavat, Sanjay Leela Bhansali should announce a share of the profit for Jais so that the Jaisi Memorial can be renovated. This town has a school in the name of Jaisi, a research institute, a poorly maintained park and a lone wall that remains from his 16th-century house. If Bhansali gives the money, we can restore the lost glory of the place”