, Kriti Sanon, and Sanjay Dutt starrer Panipat released this Friday on a good note. The film was well-received by the critics and received a lot of positive responses. After being a hit with the audiences as well, the Ashutosh Gowariker period drama has landed up in trouble. The makers of the film are facing a lot of problems as protesters vandalize a theatre in Jaipur as they claim that the filmmaker has wrongly portrayed Maharaja Surajmal in the Arjun Kapoor starrer.
The film Panipat is based on the Third battle Panipat which was fought by the Maratha Army against forces of Ahmad Shah Abdali, the then King of Afghanistan. As the film released this Friday, upon watching the film, the people of Rajasthan and the Jat community in the country are deeply saddened by the portrayal of Maharaja Surajmal in the film. According to ANI reports, protestors have vandalized a cinema hall in Jaipur, Rajasthan claiming that the portrayal of Maharaja Surajmal in the film ‘Panipat’ is wrong and has hurt sentiments of the Jat community. Also Read: Arjun Kapoor On Going Bald For Panipat: 'I Felt Really Comfortable And It Was Therapeutic'- EXCLUSIVE
Maharaja Surajmal has a brief role in the Battle of Panipat, the protestors are upset about the scene in the film when Sadashiv seeks the support of Maratha ally Maharaja Surajmal in Rajasthan, in the fight against Ahmad Shah Abdali, the Maharaja is portrayed to negotiate a stiff deal with Sadashiv. When Sadashiv disagrees to the terms, Maharaja Surajmal denies support in the battle.
While the portrayal of the character of Jat Maharaja Surajmal has been grabbing eyeballs, about yesterday, even Shooter Dadi, Chandra Tomar took to Twitter to express her feelings about the portrayal of Maharaja Surajmal in the film. Check the tweet below:
Meanwhile, Panipat released on December 6, 2019, and clashed at the Box-Office with Mudassar Aziz film Pati Patni Aur Woh starring Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar, and Ananya Panday.
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