TROUBLESHOOTER: Sanjay Leela Bhansali To Pre-Screen Padmavati For Special Committee

It’s better to be safe than sorry! Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has agreed for a pre-screening of his magnum opus Padmavati to a special committee before its release in December....

Padmavati has been facing trouble ever since it went on floors. With tension around the venture at its peak, Sanjay Leela Bhansali will now pre-screen the film for a few members of Akhand Rajputana Sangh.

National President of Akhand Rajputana Sangh, RP Singh confirmed the news and said, “I got a call from Mahavir Jain, who is the mediator between Bhansali and the Rajput Sanghatan, on Saturday night. He put me on a conference call with Shobha Sant [CEO, Bhansali Productions]. She told me that they were ready to show the movie to a team before release. The screening will be held sometime between November 15 to 18."

The special committee will comprise members from Rajput community, literati and historians will be constituted by Rajyavardhan Rathore. “Once we see the film, we can convince others that the film doesn't distort history in any way. On the other hand, if we see a misrepresentation, we can express our reservations,” he further added.

The biggest concern for the Akhand Rajputana Sangh is the alleged romantic scene between Alauddin Khilji and Rani Padmini. "The makers said that there was no dream sequence, but they never gave it in writing," he stated.

Apart from this they also raised their concern about Shahid Kapoor’s character which is allegedly shown in a negative light. “Aap Raja ko galat nahi dikha sakte hain. We also wanted Bhansali to show Raja's trusted shoorveers, Gora and Badal - they sacrificed their lives to set the Raja free. Bhansali needs to assure us that our concerns are unfounded," stated RP Singh on a concluding note. A few minutes ago, had told you that protests had broken in Mumbai and Surat to condem Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati.

Prior to this, we even told you that the Commissioner of Police had given a special security to filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor owing to the tensions around the film.

As per reports, Mumbai cops yesterday, detained 15 members of Akhand Rajputana Seva Sangh who were protesting outside Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s office in Juhu. They demanded a pre-screening for them before the film reached the Censor Board.

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