DELHI – Filmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who was beaten by Indian Rajput caste organization Karni Sena for allegedly distorting historical facts in his upcoming film ‘Padmavati’, has received a new threat of shoe attack from a BJP leader in Madhya Pardesh.
BJP leader Akhilesh Khandelwal, who is chairman of a civic body in Madhya Pradesh, announced a reward of Rs 10,000 per hit to anyone who would hit the director of movie with a shoe, Indian Express reported.
Protests are being staged in Rajasthan over Bhansali’s Padmavati days after the filmmaker was assaulted in Jaipur by activists.
The makers of the film have clarified that there is no romantic dream sequence or any objectionable or romantic scene between the characters of Rani Padmavati and Allauddin Khilji.
However, Rajput Sabha has demanded a review of the film before its release and change of the film’s title.