Padmavati Row: After Rajasthan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's set torched in Maharashtra too

According to reports, 40-50 unidentified men tried to vandalize the sets and set it on fire.

Vinod Tawde, Maharashtra's Minister of Culture, said on behalf of the state government that matter should have been resolved through dialogue rather than attacking the set of the film. A few cars parked around the sets were also damaged.

Mumbai: Sanjay Leela Bhansali's worries seem to be far from over.

According to the police, the incident took place around 12.30 am on Wednesday, when men armed with bamboo sticks and petrol bombs, broke into Bhansali's lavish set at Masai Pathar.

Months after director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked on the sets of Padmavati in Jaipur, the film's sets were vandalised and set on fire in Kolhapur on Tuesday night in a fresh case of vandalism. But if reports are to be believed, the sets were once again attacked on Tuesday night, this time in Kolhapur. Fortunately, none of the cast and crew from the film was present on the site when the incident took place. The film's security team caught hold of two of the vandals. "However, our costumes are completely damaged". We hope Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, and Sanjay Leela Bhansali are safe and secure. She said an investigation is on and an official complaint will be filed soon.

In January 2017, Shree Rajput Karni Sena activists attacked the sets of Padmavati in Jaipur and also misbehaved with Bhansali and the crew at the Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur.

Padmavati tells the story of Alauddin Khilji, the medieval-era Delhi ruler, who fell in love with Rajput queen Padmavati. The attackers were upset with the portrayal of Rani Padmavati or Padmini, who is a respected figure in the Rajput community. The Jaipur controversy occured as Karni Sena protestors had an issue with the alleged scene in the film that would see Padmavati and Allaudin Khilji getting intimate.

  • Salvatore Jensen