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B-Town Celebs Appalled Over Sanjay Leela Bhansali Attack

Bollywood celebrities including Priyanka Chopra, Mahesh Bhatt and Anurag Kashyap are appalled after ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked on the sets of his upcoming film “Padmavati” in Jaipur.

Activists of a Rajput organisation, Shree Rajput Karni Sena, assaulted Bhansali, on Friday, slapped him and tore up his shirt.

The protesters also misbehaved with the crew and criticised the famed director for “distorting” history. Bhansali was shooting some scenes of “Padmavati” in Jaigarh Fort when the attack was reported, the police said.

They damaged cameras and other equipment, forcing Bhansali to stop shooting.

Celebrities ‘appalled’ over Bhansali attack

As news of the attack broke, celebrities took to social media to express their anger and shock.

Priyanka Chopra: It’s appalling to hear what happened to Sanjay Leela Bhansali. I’m so saddened. Violence is not what our forefathers taught us.

Farhan Akhtar: My fellow film folk, if we do not unite now against these recurring incidents of bullying, it’s going to get much worse. I stand by Bhansali. If you don’t like what he’s making, don’t watch his film. What’s with the violence?? Apart from a vulgar display of self righteousness…I’m waiting to see how many people are punished for what they’ve done to Bhansali and his crew. There’s enough evidence.

Anurag Kashyap: Can once the whole film industry come together and take a stand, and refuse to be a pony that all b******t and b************s ride on?? At the same time Shame on you Karni Sena, you make me feel ashamed to be a Rajput.. bloody spineless cowards. Hindu extremists have stepped out of twitter into the real world now and Hindu terrorism is not a myth anymore.

Ashutosh Gowariker: Shocking! Appalling!! Desparing!!! And still, we shall not stop making what we want to!! Sanjay stay strong! I’m with you! Padmavati.

Shabana Azmi: Film industry must stand as one and do whatever it takes to ensure that the reprehensible attack on Bhansali becomes a flash point for ‘goondagiri’ to stop.

Mahesh Bhatt: You don’t beat an idea by beating a person. You beat an idea by beating an idea. This politics of violence is chilling free speech. Raise your voice! Not only do I respect the right and the power of free speech of my own tribe, I also respect that same power in the hands of those I despise.

Sudhir Mishra: Our dignity has been violated. The entire film industry must stand with Sanjay and demand that every member of this goon squad should be arrested!

Karan Johar: I am appalled at what has happened with Bhansali….this is the time for all of us as an industry to stand by our people and fraternity!! Thoughts of what has transpired with Bhansali today are just not leaving me!! Feeling helpless and angry! This cannot be our future!

Rishi Kapoor: How do you take justice in your hands without knowing what the facts are. Shameful! So much for Karni Sena’s reputation. With you Sanjay!

Anubhav Sinha: When Power tries to control Art, there is something right with Art and there’s something wrong with power Bhansali.

Hrithik Roshan: Bhansali, Sir. I stand with you. This is so infuriating!

Boman Irani: Disturbed and saddened at what happened to Bhansali. Inaction will only embolden others…And that’s Anarchy.

Alia Bhatt: What happened on the sets of ‘Padmavati’ is ridiculous. There is such a thing as creative freedom and cinematic license.

Vivek Singh of Karni Sena had on Friday told IANS: “We had earlier requested him (Bhansali) to show us the script which he did not do. We are against distorting of historical facts and we know that he has distorted historical facts.”

Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor starrer “Padmavati” tells the story of Alauddin Khilji, the medieval-era Delhi ruler, who fell in love with Rajput queen Padmavati.

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali Assaulted By Activists On Padmavati Set

Activists of a Rajput organisation, Shree Rajput Karni Sena, protested and misbehaved with the crew of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film “Padmavati” here on Friday, police and eyewitnesses said.

They also damaged some cameras and other equipment, forcing Bhansali to stop shooting.

“We had earlier requested him (Bhansali) to show us the script which he did not do. We are against distorting of historical facts and we know that he has distorted historical facts,” Vivek Singh of Karni Sena told IANS.

Shooting of ‘Padmavati’ hit

“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.

Bhansali, whose 2015 release “Bajirao Mastani” was also criticised by a section of the society for “distorting” history, was shooting some shots of “Padmavati” in Jaigarh Fort.

Around 12 p.m. some activists of Karni Sena gathered there and started to protest. They even mishandled and misbehaved with Bhansali and his other crew members. There was a complete chaos for some time and Bhansali had to stop shooting.

Police had a tough time in controlling the situation.

“We will only allow him to shoot after we see the script,” Singh said.

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Enchanted! Ranveer Singh Has Fallen In Love With… Rajasthan!

If you visit Rajasthan, you are bound to fall in love with its royal heritage, astonishing forts and scenic beauty. It leaves you enthralled, fascinated and captivated. One who’s lately got smitten by the beauty of this royal state is none other than Ranveer Singh!

The ‘Bajirao Mastani’ actor shot for some battle scenes and grand sequences in the state and fell in love with it. Now, he’s back to the desert state to shoot for another film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Bhansali’s Peshwa Bajirao is all set to don a new avatar! The 31-year-old actor is a part of the filmmaker’s upcoming period drama Padmavati, where he will be essaying the mighty Alauddin Khilji, second ruler of the Khilji dynasty, who reigned India from the late 13th to the early 14th century (1296-1316).

Enchanted! Ranveer Singh has fallen in love…with Rajasthan!

The film explores the story of Khilji’s attack on Chittor to achieve Rani Padmini, the Sinhalese princess and queen of Chittor, who was known for her divine beauty. But it’s not queen Padmini who mesmerizes our modern day Alauddin aka Ranveer, as he seems to be more fascinated by her kingdom!

Team Padmavati is presently shooting in Jaipur district’s Raisar, which prominently features among Rajasthan’s noted tourist destinations for its impressive Havelis, arid but pristine locales and delectable cuisine. Ranveer, being a foodie has reportedly put a full stop to his strict diet regimen for a while and is gorging on Rajasthani delicacies!

The actor expressed, “While shooting for Bajirao Mastani, I got a chance to experience the lively, warm and pleasant hospitality of local people in Rajasthan. It’s a clean, organized, beautiful place which holds its culture in high esteem and has got a welcoming vibe. A chance to shoot here for my mentor Sanjay Leela Bhansali again brings back fond memories of the unique Bajirao Mastani shoot. We had such a great time here! In fact, Rajasthan will give me a chance to occasionally take a break from my grey character of Alauddin Khilji, and I plan to make the most of the food and shopping here.”

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Bhansali Tightens Security Around Shahid & Deepika’s Padmavati Look

There have been many rumors floating around magnum opus Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati. Sources close to the shooting unit reveal that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has increased security in order to guard the look of his leading actors Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. The set has been turned into a fort with people guarding any trespassers and checking each and everyone’s bag and belongings thoroughly.

A lot has been spoken about the look of all 3 actors and with Ranveer Singh giving a teaser of his look from the film, anticipation are sky high for Shahid and Deepika’s look from the film.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali tightens security around Shahid and Deepika’s look from Padmavati

A source from the sets who doesn’t want to be named reveals, “Sanjay has increased the security at shoot, no camera or camera phones are allowed inside the sets, even actors are not allowed to carry their mobiles on sets.” The source further adds, “Sanjay is planning a very unique way to introduce the look of Raja Ratan Singh Rawal of Chittor and the Queen of Chittor (Shahid and Deepika) and their looks are outstanding.”

This is the first time Shahid essays the role of the king and if sources are to be believed he will be seen in an all new avatar and hence his look has been guarded safely.

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Shahid Kapoor Follows Strict Diet, Workout For Padmavati

Actor Shahid Kapoor, who is currently busy with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, has been following a strict diet and workout regime for his look in the upcoming film.

Apart from working out for two hours a day everyday, Shahid was on a strict diet for 40 days which included eating 50 gm of brown rice and steamed vegetables in the entire day. The actor also went off salt and sugar completely for 15 days, during which some of his closer shots were being filmed.

Shahid follows strict diet, workout for ‘Padmavati’

“Shahid has always put in effort in the various looks he has essayed on screen through the course of his career and his look in ‘Padmavati’ is something audiences have never seen before. The star has been shooting in a 14-hour shift and yet makes the time to work out for two hours everyday.

“That, and a strict diet of 50 grams slow release carbohydrates and protein, is part of the gruelling regime to tone and define his physique. He even went without sugar and salt for 15 days,” said a source close to the actor.

The “Haider” star underwent a complete boot camp regime, under the guidance of trainer Samir Jaura, to work on his physique.

Talking about Shahid’s regime, Jaura said: “The aim was to lose some body fat and gain lean muscles. The training and diet plan intensified 40 days before he began shooting in November with him going off salt and sugar for 15 days when close-ups were taken. Now they start the portions of him in royal costumes and since he needs to look bigger, we’ve added more carbs.”

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Sanjay Dutt To Play A Special Role In Padmavati?

Sanjay met Sanjay on the sets of Padmavati. If reports are to be believed then Sanjay Dutt dropped by on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming period drama Padmavati on Tuesday evening and the duo had a good two-hour-long discussion. The meeting was entirely a private affair with no other person being allowed inside the room. But what did they discuss?

Grapevine has it that Bhansali is planning to do a remake of Subhash Ghai’s 1993 film Khalnayak with Sanju Baba. Hence, when the Khalnayak actor paid a surprise visit to Padmavati’s sets, we assumed that he must have come to discuss Khalnayak. However, here’s twist in the tale!

If sources are to be believed then this is not entirely true. Sanju baba will reportedly be seen in a special appearance in Padmavati and he had apparently come to discuss his role with the filmmaker! Now, this definitely is exciting! If everything goes well then this will be Bhansali’s first film with the Munnabhai star.

The director is presently shooting with Shahid Kapoor. Ranveer Singh is expected to start shooting anytime soon and Deepika will join only after finishing her XXX: Return of Xander Cage promotions. The actress, however, has already shot for a song in December last year.

But all eyes are now on Sanjay Dutt! Everybody is eagerly waiting to learn about his part in the historical drama. Padmavati is slated to release in November this year.

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Padmavati Accident: Bhansali Gives Rs. 20 Lakh Compensation To Worker’s Family

Recently, we reported about an accident that took place on the sets of upcoming period drama, Padmavati starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles.

A painter lost his life after falling off from a height of 5 feet whilst working on the set. Film Studio Setting and Allied Mazdoor Union had decided to issue a notice to director Sanjay Leela Bhansali asking for a compensation for the family of the deceased.

According to reports, Bhansali’s production team has now compensated the worker’s family a huge sum of Rs. 20.80 lakh.

Padmavati Accirdent: Bhansali Gives Rs. 20 Lakh Compensation To Worker’s Family

Dahiya’s pregnant wife has also been promised a job at the production house. Bhansali’s team recently visited the family of the worker and issued the cheque for compensation.

The film is a period drama based on the life of Rani Padmini and will have Ranveer play the character of Alauddin Khilji. It is slated to release in November this year.

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Accident On The Sets Of Padmavati Leaves One Painter Dead

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavati has already gone on the floors and is currently being shot in Mumbai itself. Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles, the film is a period drama.

Recently, an unfortunate accident took place on the sets of the film as a laborer working on the sets died after falling from a height. He was painting one of the set pieces and fell from a height of above 5 feet. After being rushed to Kokilaben Ambani hospital, he was declared dead.

Accident On The Sets Of Padmavati Leaves One Painter Dead

An Accidental Death Record (ADR) has been filed by the Arey police station. According to reports, a few safety rules were not being followed and that the police will look into the matter strictly now.

Hearing about the incident, the film’s lead actress, Deepika expressed grief on Twitter. She tweeted, “Shocked and saddened by the news…May his soul rest in peace and my most sincere condolences to his family..,”

Padmavati is all set to hit the theaters on November 17th, 2017.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan To Do A Special Cameo In SLB’s Padmavati?

After tasting huge success with Ramleela and Bajirao Mastani, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is currently working on his upcoming period drama Padmavati.

The magnum opus stars Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Aditi Rao Hydari in lead roles.

Looks like after her recent performance in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, the actress has now bagged a cameo in Padmavati.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan To Do A Special Cameo In SLB’s Padmavati

We hear, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan too has now joined this ensemble cast. Reportedly Aish will be doing an special appearance along with a dance number in Padmavati. This means that after a Madhuri Dixit Nene and her dance off in Devdas, she will now be seen dancing with Deepika.

In his previous film too, the song Pinga had Deepika and Priyanka dancing together.

Aishwarya has previously worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas and Guzaarish.

An official confirmation on the same is still awaited. Padmavati is all set to hit the screens on 17th November, 2017.

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‘Padmavati’ Day 20: Shahid Kapoor Starts Shooting With Deepika

Shahid Kapoor has started shooting for filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Padmavati. The period drama, which also features Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, stars Shahid as Raja Ratan Singh.

Shahid on Thursday shared on Twitter a photograph of himself sporting a beard.

Shahid Kapoor starts shooting for ‘Padmavati’

“Day 1. ‘Padmavati‘ wish me luck guys,” Shahid captioned the image.

Ranveer will be seen essaying the role of Alauddin Khilji, the medieval-era Delhi sultan, who is enamoured of Padmavati.

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