Assault on Sanjay Leela Bhansali by a group of Rajasthani political group “Karni Sena” has been the headline maker since past one week. Bhansali was physically assaulted on the sets of Padmavati in Mehgrangar Fort of Jaipur for an apparent inappropriate portrayal of Rani Padmavati. The attack seems to be purely based on assumption since the movie has neither been shot nor been shared with the Censor yet.
The uncalled assault has led Bhansali to pen down a formal letter to Rajput Sabha in a humble request of cooperation ensuring that his movie will not be defaming or distorting the history of Rani Padmavati. The Rajput communities have been claiming Bhansali to have shown a fictional romance between Padmavati and invader Allauddin Khilji.
Earlier in September, the Rajput Sabha had sent a notice to SLB Productions to ensure the movie based on Rani Padmavati is researched well and historically accurate.
The physical attack was not just uncalled for and undignified for a respected film maker, but also raises several questions on how judiciary can be taken in own hands? Is it justified? No.