The controversies seem endless for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati. The magnum opus which is said to be based on an epic poem written in 1540 by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi is facing a lot of trouble from all the sides. The film is already in the queue for the nod from the Central Board Of Film Certification. A four-member panel will reportedly review the film in two parts, next month. However, according to a new development, a historian raised his voice against that way the film is made by Bhansali.Also Read - Ranveer Singh Birthday Special: 7 Times The Actor Stole The Show With His Brilliant Performances
“I am all for artistic freedom and one’s right to express, but that must not happen at the cost of history. It must be understood that as historians, we aren’t backing any political party or artistic view. We will only state historical facts to the best of our knowledge,” tells Dr BL Gupta, a history professor at the University of Rajasthan to Midday. Gupta is also the part of the panel. Also Read - 'Kaala' set to hit screens tomorrow as HC declines stay
He further evaluates the film and explains, “Bhansali credits Padmavat — an epic poem written in 1540 by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi — as his source. But when you make a movie on an incident that highlights the social scenario and the political climate of an era, you are mixing folktale with history. The war between Alauddin Khilji and Rawal Ratan Singh is not fiction. It’s not a concocted story.” Also read: Shah Rukh Khan To Team Up With Deepika Padukone For Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Next After Padmavati? Also Read - 100 Days of Padmaavat: Deepika Padukone Shares Heartfelt Gratitude on Instragram
He also added that the age-old custom of Jauhar that is shown in the film might also have adverse effects on the audience if not shown effectively. The scene should not be romanticized for the sake of the film, he quips. Well, looks like problems are far from ending for Deepika Padukone- Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh starrer Padmavati. Let us know your take on it in the comments section below.