Padmavati movie poster
Padmavati movie poster

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ambitious project Padmavati has been in a series on controversies ever since its announcement. Slated for release on 1 Dec 2017, the movie has become a discussion point across the country. Rajput community has demanded ban on the film and the whole controversy has become a political issue now.

Ace TV reporters Rajat Sharma and Arnab Goswami has watched the film today. Both have stated that there is nothing wrong in the film and it does not hurt the Rajput sentiments.

In his prime time show Aaj Ki Baat, telecast tonight at 9 pm, Rajat Sharma said: “After watching the entire film, I can emphatically say that there is not a single dialogue, not a single scene, not a single sequence that can be said to go against the proud history of the Rajputs of Rajasthan”.

“Sanjay Leela Bhansali has directed the film after conducting full research. While filming the scenes and sequences, he has kept in mind the need to respect the Rajput traditions and etiquettes. There has been no distortion of history in the entire film. I sincerely feel that the valour of Maharaja Rawal Ratan Singh, the strategic mind of Queen Padmavati, their bravery and sacrifice have been correctly portrayed in Bhansali’s film”, Sharma said.

“I understand the feelings of people who have been hurt by this film, but their anger is merely based on hearsay. I will humply appeal to all my Rajput brothers and sisters to watch this film at least once and then decide. They will certainly feel that this film has correctly portrayed the Rajputs in a positive light. Every child in this great country will feel proud on watching the sacrifice of Rani Padmavati and Rawal Ratan Singh.

“I can also say that after watching this film, people will definitely feel that they have been unfair to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapur and all those who have been associated with this film.”

Here’s is what Republic chief editor Arnab Goswami has to say about the film:

Padmavati stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles. Directed by Bhansali and produced by Viacom 18, the movie is scheduled for release on Dec 1.


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