Following the tragic Jaipur incident at the Padmavati shoot location at a Royal Property, another fresh lease of vandalism has invaded the Padmavati sets in Kolhapur city of Maharashtra.
The sets were erected at Kolhapur’s Masai plateau, a location which was armed with boxers and guards to foresee any violence at the sets, as hinted at the Jaipur location.
At around 10:30 pm, around 50-60 men attacked Padmavati’s sets and set it on fire, within a couple of minutes. The mafia gang came armed with petrol bombs which were used to put the sets aflame.
No one was harmed at the set, except animals which will be featured in the movie. A horse at the set was severely injured. Reportedly, Sanjay was safe. On acknowledging the news, Sanjay rushed to the sets.
“A few people entered and had put the set on fire in the early morning hours. The main cast wasn’t present at that time. However, our costumes are completely damaged,” said Shobha Sant, CEO Bhansali Productions spelled out.
Bhansali and his production house have dismissed the reports. The team exuded an indifferent attitude towards the scene and sent out an unstressed message.
In a bid to clear the air and make film-making process not much of an issue, The Bhansali productions Private Limited sent out a letter: As discussed with you, this is to specifically clarify that there is no romantic dream sequence or any objectionable / romantic scene between Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji. We have been carefully researching and making the film. We are confident that Mewar will be proud of the film made on their revered queen. We do not want to hurt any sentiments and would appreciate if all the social organisations and local people support us in making this film and making their queen revered by the world. Request you to please ensure that moving forward there is no untoward action against our production, crew and cast in lieu of the said issue from members of your association and other Rajput associations. We look forward for your co-operation.