Karni Sena has often gathered attention because of threatening the makers of many films. Now, Karni Sena is targeting Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj. The outfit wants a title change for the upcoming film.
Speaking to a leading daily, Surjeet Singh Rathore, president of the youth wing of the Sena, said, “How can they keep the title of the film as just Prithviraj when the film is based on the great Prithviraj Chauhan? We want the title to be changed to his full name and give respect to him.”
Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj Gets Threat from Karni Sena | Reason Inside
In addition, Singh made it clear that this film’s team will also face the similar wrath that was confronted by the makers of Padmaavat. Sanjay Leela Bhansali was badly threatened because of the making of the movie Padmaavat. “If they don’t listen to our advice they will have to face the consequences. What happened to Sanjay Leela Bhansali during Padmaavat, the makers of this film will have to be prepared for it, too,” he said.
In 2016, when Padmaavat was still being filmed, the members of the outfit ruined the sets and costumes related to the film. Also, they had physically assaulted Sanjay. Karni Sena believed that there was a romantic sequence between Deepika Padukone’s Rani Padmini and Ranveer Singh’s Alauddin Khilji. However, the filmmaker denied and mentioned that there is no such scene. but the protests still continued in many states across India and came to a head around film’s release.
Prithviraj also stars Manushi Chhillar and will be based on the epic poem Prithviraj Raso by Chand Bardai. Revealing details about the movie, director Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi said in an interview to ANI, “Prithviraj is also based mainly on medieval literature, an epic called Prithviraj Raso by the great poet Chand Bardai. Apart from a couple of versions of Raso, there are many other literary works on Prithviraj, his life, and times. In addition to these, there are commentaries on Raso.”