More than a month back, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked and his set was vandalised by local activists group Karni over Padmavati filming.
Previously a bunch of men entered the sets and attacked the filmmaker, slapping him and pulling his hair and know they even set fire to the costumes and also burnt the fodder kept for the horses.
Bhansali Productions spokesperson released a statement on the same.
The sets of Padmavati in Kolhapur in Maharashtra region witnessed an unfortunate incident last night at around 12.30am, when certain miscreants attacked the film’s set and set it on fire in an attempt to damage the property. A complaint has been filed to investigate this matter further, but we are grateful that there has been no loss of life or harm to anybody on the set. While, thankfully the incident occurred after we had wrapped our shoot for the day and all the artists, cast and crew were safely away; unfortunately, around 70 – 80% of costumes and jewellery for the movie have been destroyed.
This serial hounding of a filmmaker, who is well within his rights to make a movie with acts of serious violence casts a deep and very dark shadow on freedom of expression available to artistes in India.