There is fresh trouble for Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his film Bajirao Mastani starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. After the descendants of both Bajirao and Mastani objecting to the wrongful portrayal of their ancestors in the movie, Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik has raised objections against the movie.
In a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Sarnaik has protested against the incorrect portrayal of Peshwa Bajirao in the movie and how the sentiments of Marathi people have been hurt owing to the same.
Accusing Sanjay Leela Bhansali of making the movie without conducting proper research, Sarnaik also raised objection to the dance moves of Ranveer Singh(Bajirao) in the song Malhari and women being wrongly portrayed in the song, Pinga featuring Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone.
Sarnaik said that the movie should only be released after it has been shown to the descendants and and should be cleared after taking into consideration their views and opinions.
Talking to The Indian Express.com, Sarnaik said, “The CM has acknowldeged my letter and ordered an enquiry into the same. Sanjay Leela Bhansali should have considered the views and opinions of the Peshwa descendants and respected our Marathi sentiments while making the film. It is not being made on a fictitious character. Peshwa Bajirao is a revered icon and legendary warrior for all Maharashtrians. To show such a legendary figure dancing while vigorously moving his Shendi in the song Malhari is highly unacceptable. We don’t even dance like that during Ganpati celebrations.”
Sarnaik wants Sanjay Leela Bhansali to look into the objections raised and address them in the rightful manner before releasing the movie so that no one’s sentiment is hurt. The MLA also made it clear that he has no problems with the actors chosen by Bhansali to play the historical characters in the movie.