‘Padmavati’ row : HJS asks filmmakers to do due diligence

Against the backdrop of the controversy over upcoming Bollywood film “Padmavati”, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti today asked filmmakers to be cautious about not “twisting” the history of Hindus in the name of cinema.

“Filmmakers and actors should take lessons from the assault on Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It’s the Indians who make the film fraternity earn their money. They cannot be allowed to hurt the sentiments of people and twist the glorious past of Hindus in the name of cinema,” HJS spokesperson Ramesh Shinde told reporters here.

Bhansali was assaulted on Friday by activists of a Rajput organisation at Jaigarh Fort in Rajasthan when he was shooting for the historical drama. The activists were angry over ‘distortion’ of Rajput history and especially the portrayal of queen Padmavati or Padmini.

Shinde said people in Mathura have objected to script of Akshay Kumar-starrer “Toilet – Ek Prem Katha” as it “belittles the glorious tradition of the sacred city.” “The Censor board too should take cognisance of the sentiments of people,” he said.

Shinde proposed that filmmakers should have a dialogue with leaders of community they want to make film on so that there is no opposition and they should give in writing they will not depict anything in mythology that is not true.

Source : DNA

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