The attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Rajasthan during the shooting of his controversial movie Padmavati has once again started the debate on artistic liberty and historical facts. Once again, the liberals, seculars, and Bollytards are playing the victim card. First, to come to Bhansali’s support, Karan Johar said, “This is the time for all of us as an industry to stand by our people and fraternity”.
Thoughts of what has transpired with Sanjay Bhansali today are just not leaving me!! Feeling helpless and angry!! This cannot be our future!
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 27, 2017
Anurag Kashyap said, “Can once the whole film industry comes together and take a stand and refuse to be a pony that all…ride on?”.
Can once the whole film industry come together and take a stand, and refuse to be a pony that all bullshit and bullshitters ride on??
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) January 27, 2017
Among the most foul-mouthed of all Bollytards, Kamaal R Khan, went a step ahead and abused the entire Rajput community and gave a call to Bollywood to stand against the government of India and topple the present government.
— KRK (@kamalrkhan) January 28, 2017
In 2015, Muslim groups issued A fatwa against the entire team including music composer AR Rahman, of the Iranian film Muhammad: Messenger of God. The members of the group even met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and demanded a case against AR Rahman and his arrest. No one from Bollywood raised a voice of solidarity for AR Rahman.
In 1989, 15 cinema halls in Kashmir were shut down because of extremists’ diktat. Hindi movies and serials are banned in Manipur. Why is Bollywood silent? Why are they not demanding and protesting to reopen them? Bollytards did not show solidarity with Anupam Kher when Pakistan refused a visa to him. Today they talk about ‘selective indifference’.
No member of our industry should be silent on this matter!!! It's calls for unity and NOT selective indifference!!! https://t.co/Adz6eWjggb
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 27, 2017
Hindi filmmakers have always been attracted towards making movies based on history. And why not? With a rich, varied and eventful history, each and every story is interesting enough! But sadly very few movies are based on facts and picturization is mostly biased against Hindus and facts twisted to show them in a bad light.
Rani Padmavati, the Rajput queen of Chittorgarh stands for valor, high moral values and sacrifice. Bhansali forgot that any attempt to belittle her character will not go down well with Hindus. As the legend goes, Padmavati never met Khilji. Hearing about her beauty, Khilji insisted on seeing her but she refused. Ultimately, mirrors were arranged in way for Khilji to see only her reflection. Smitten by her beauty, he longed to own her, which resulted in a war. As Khilji’s victory became inevitable, she, along with thousands of other Rajput women sacrificed her life in Jauhar before he could reach them.
A proud Hindu woman lost her life to save her honour.
Bhansali is said to have intimate scenes of Padmavati and Khilji in a dream sequence in the movie. He may deny it but logically speaking, why would Bhansali cast real life couple of Deepika and Ranveer if he was not going to encash their real life chemistry and intimacy?
Most historical movies – Asoka, Rang De Basanti, Mangal Pandey, Jodha Akbar, Mohenjo Daro have shown things to suit the story, far from reality. People have accused Bhansali of distorting facts in Bajirao Mastani too.
Bollytards are a bunch of hypocrites who are centered around Kapoors, Khans, Roshans, Bhansalis and Johars. How many of them know that some of the most renowned artists of yesteryears are dying in poverty? Fraternity? Solidarity? Criticizing violence? Remember Saif beating an NRI and Govinda slapping a fan? How many criticized them?
And now, these Bollytards are making attempts to establish that Padmavati as a fictitious character:
Rani Padmini is a character created by Malik Mohd Jayasi in his Padmawat written in 1540. No mention in any historical record before this.
— S l Habib (@irfhabib) January 27, 2017
Rani Padmini and four other Hindutva history myths exploded https://t.co/8jkKRREb3s via scroll_in
— nikhil wagle (@waglenikhil) January 28, 2017
Question is not whether Padmavati was a real person or not. Question is, what she stands for in our sensibility and how is Bhansali trying to project her. For the secular brigade, even Lord Ram is a fictitious character.
For years Hindus have taken the rubbish produced in the name of entertainment and creativity. Either censor board makes stringent guidelines or these incidents will keep happening.
As a parting shot, I leave you with some food for thought – Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Wikipedia introduction: