Padmavati row: Watch Karni Sena burning effigy of Bhansali in Nalasopara, Mumbai
After suffering huge losses in Jaipur when the set of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati was vandalised by the members of Rajput Karni Sena and the production equipment damaged, the production team received another shock and incurred further losses on 17 March 2017.
The set was burned down and all the costumes were destroyed on the sets in the Masaipathar area, around 15km on the outskirts of Panhala town in Kolhapur district.
Now members of the Karni Sena have set fire to effigies of Sanjay Leela Bansali yesterday on 17 March 2017 in Nalasopara in Mumbai.
Earlier in January, activists of Shree Rajput Karni Sena protested against and misbehaved with the crew of Padmavati in Jaipur's Jaigarh Fort.
They also damaged some cameras and other equipment, forcing Bhansali to stop shooting. Since then the film has been on a hiatus, and have been constructing a new set in Kolhapur.
Padmavati tells the story of Alauddin Khilji, the medieval-era Delhi ruler, who fell in love with Rajput queen Padmavati. Actors Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor star in the film. The Jaipur controversy occurred as Karni Sena protesters had an issue with the alleged scene in the film that would see Padmavati and Allaudin Khilji getting intimate.
Padmavati was first staged as an opera in Paris by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in 2008. This is its big screen adaptation.