OFFICIAL: Sanjay Leela Bhansali's clarification on PADMAVATI controversy!
National Award-winning film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali who is currently filming PADMAVATI was reportedly slapped and assaulted on the sets of his film in Jaipur.
After which B-town came out in support of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, not only did B-town even fans and well-wishers appealed this grieve attack and ace director.SANJAY LEELA BHANSALI
However, Sanjay is back in Mumbai and his team has sent out a clarification for the same.
The statement reads as, “Sanjay Leela Bhansali has shot two films in Jaipur and despite his love for Rajasthan, for the safety of his crew. We have decided to stop the shoot and leave the city post the shocking incident where miscreants damaged property and misbehaved with the crew on the shoot of PADMAVATI. SLB had directed the opera PADMAVATI to packed houses in Paris and earned worldwide praise for it.”
Further clarifying on the content of the film, the team added, “He was inspired by the beautiful and courageous queen and is making a feature film on the story. We clarify that there is no dream sequence or any objectionable scene between Rani Padmavati and Allauddin Khilji. We have been carefully researching and making the film. In spite of this, the attack on the shoot and crew was uncalled for and was extremely damaging to the image of the beautiful city of Jaipur. We are grateful to the authorities at Jaipur who responded promptly and limited the damage on shoot. We are confident that Mewar will be proud of the film made on their revered queen. We do not want to hurt any sentiments and would appreciate if the local people support us in making this film and making their queen revered by the world.”
PADMAVATI prViacom18 Motion Pictures, COO – Ajit Andhare also released an official statement on the unfortunate incident on the sets of PADMAVATI. 'The incident that took place yesterday on the sets of PADMAVATI is shocking; Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a veteran with an acclaimed body of work. We stand by him and our film which is a celebration of the Rani and what she represented. We truly don't wish to hurt the sentiments of any person or community. We didn’t expect this,' reads the statement
Sanjay Leela Bhansali will resume shooting for PADMAVATI soon.