| Karni Sena members attack Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film sets |
27 Jan 2017
|Members of Jaipur-based youth association Shri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS) attacked filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and vandalized the sets for his upcoming movie Padmavati.
The film, which stars Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone as Alauddin Khilji, Rawal Ratan Singh, and Rani Padmini respectively, was accused by the attackers of "distorting history".
The police had to step in to control the situation.
| SRKS's allegations |
|"We had learnt that a few intimate scenes between Alauddin Khalji and Padmini were part of the film and it is completely unacceptable for us," said Lokendra Singh Kalvi, the founder of Shri Rajput Karni Sena.|
| What is known about the clash |
|On learning about the alleged distortion of history, large numbers of people owing allegiance to the Shri Rajput Karni Sena approached the Jaigarh Fort to try and disrupt the shooting.
An argument broke out, at which point people associated with the film reportedly opened fire aiming at the sky.
This accelerated the tension which led to a clash between both parties.
| Who are the Shri Rajput Karni Sena? |
|Founded in 2006, the Jaipur-based Shri Rajput Karni Sena is a Rajput caste organization favouring "national unity", and opposed to corruption and caste-based positive discrimination. They have been described both as a Hindutva and a Hindu nationalist group.|
| Film makers reassure SRKS members |
|The police stepped in and organized a meeting between the film makers and the SRKS members, in which the filmmakers assured the SRKS members that no intimate scenes would be there in the film, but SRKS members remain skeptical about the assurance.
Neither of the parties have pressed charges so far.
The police are investigating whether any firing took place.
| Padmavati shoot in Jaipur called off |
29 Jan 2017
|National-award winning director Sanjay Leela Bhansali called off the shoot for his movie Padmavati, a day after the sets were vandalized by the Rajput Karni Sena for allegedly distorting historical facts.
Bhansali said he had called off the shoot, keeping in mind the safety of the crew.
He said there was no "no dream sequence or objectionable scene between Rani Padmavati and Allauddin Khilji."
| BJP Minister: Rs. 10,000 for slapping Bhansali with a shoe |
31 Jan 2017
|According to reports, a BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh going by the name of Akhilesh Khandelwal offered Rs. 10,000 to anybody who would slap Sanjay Leela Bhansali with a shoe.
He said, "They (film personalities) are trying to distort our history to show us in poor light. We can no more remain silent. We consider it our responsibility to rein in such forces."
| Bhansali's 'Padmavati' set attacked in Kolhapur |
15 Mar 2017
|A group of unidentified vandals attacked and set fire to the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie 'Padmavati' in Kolhapur.
Sources added that a police complaint was filed, following which police picked up some unidentified individuals.
Last month the set was attacked in a similar manner in Jaipur.
Reports suggested that individuals affiliated to the Karni Sena were behind the attack.