The protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmaavat is now coming to an end but it looks like that the protests cloud is not going to over soon for Bollywood industry.
Sarva Brahman Mahasabha (SBM) has threatened to disrupt the shooting of "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi" which is based on the 19th Century queen and freedom fighter Lakshmi Bai while claiming that the film showcased the warrior queen in the bad light, which is unacceptable.
According to a daily, the group "Sarva Brahmin Mahasabha" organised a press conference where in they stated that only after the makers assure that there is no distortion of historical facts, will the movie be allowed to be made and released. Krish and Mani Karnika In a recent media interaction, SBM president Suresh Mishra said, "The film distorts history regarding Laxmi Bai and depicts a love affair between her and a British man".
Meanwhile, the Rajasthan wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that they won't let anyone distort the history of the state.
The controversial book by London-based author Jaishree Misra mentioned a relationship between Jhansi queen Rani Laxmi Bai, a Brahmin, and British officer Robert Ellis. "We will meet Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh and Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria seeking their intervention", Mishra added.The film is being shot at Malsisar town in Jhunjhunu. On 9 January, we had written a letter to producer Kamal Jain to share information on the writers and their profile. They also added that if the government does not intervene and comply with their request the issue might blow up like Padmaavat. The film's story depicts the same. Just like protests over song Ghoomar, the groups are alleging that the period drama features a love song in which Rani Laxmibai becomes intimate with a agent of the East India Company.
Manikarnika was earlier being shot in Jaipur and Jodhpur.
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