This is Sanjay Leela Bhansaliâs official statement on the attacks on the Padmavati set

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This is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s official statement on the attacks on the Padmavati set

The unfortunate attack on ace filmmaker; Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the filming of his period film Padmavati in Jaipur left B-town in utter shock. Several actors came forth to support the director via social media but there was no statement from Bhansali himself. Finally, the director’s team has released an official statement on behalf of him, clarifying that there isn’t any objectionable scene between Rani Padmavati and Allaudin Khilji (the rumour which instigated the attack).

 

The official statement says:

 

“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. 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.”