Historical facts must not be toyed with: Rajasthan minister on 'Padmavati'

ANI | Updated: Nov 10, 2017 08:52 IST

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], November 10 (ANI): Rajasthan minister Rajendra Singh Rathore on Thursday weighed in on the ongoing controversy about Bollywood movie 'Padmavati' and said historical facts must not be toyed with as it can hurt people's sentiments.

"Historical facts must not be toyed with as it can hurt people's sentiments. He (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) should have abided by the decision taken by social activists and film directors a long time ago," the minister said.

The film has been embroiled in a spate of controversies ever since its inception. The period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor has been facing protests from various communal groups, including Shree Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering historical facts.

The Karni Sena, which demolished the sets of the movie in Jaipur and also thrashed Bhansali, last month, again, warned the director that he would face consequences if the movie distorted historical facts. (ANI)

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