Months after director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked on the sets of Padmavati in Jaipur, the film’s sets were vandalised and set on fire in Kolhapur on Tuesday night in a fresh case of vandalism. The film’s sets were attacked between 1 and 2 am on Wednesday and according to reports, animals were present on Padmavati sets at the time of the incident and a horse is said to be badly injured. None of the film’s cast or crew was there at Kolhapur’s Masai plateau on Tuesday night where the sets have been erected.
Actor Shahid Kapoor, who will be portraying as Deepika Padukone’s husband in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much awaited film ‘Padmavati’ came forward to express his views on the same mishap.
The actor said that it is unfortunate that the set of his upcoming film ‘Padmavati’ was vandalised in Kolhapur district. Shahid said, “I am aware that there has been some disruption that has happened. I am aware that a certain amount of costumes got burnt. I am aware everybody is safe and nobody got harmed. The shooting has wrapped up and the team is coming back.”
He added, “What I am not aware of is who has done it. It is unfortunate that something like this has happened for the second time. As soon as there is some clarity, the production house will respond to it. No principal actors were there.”
Following the incident, the film’s crew was provided police protection, Maharashtra’s Minister of State for Home Deepak Kesarkar said yesterday.
In January this year, some members of Karni Sena, a Rajput community group, had attacked Bhansali and stalled the film’s shooting at Jaigarh fort in Jaipur.
Will Padmavati ever be made? The question is still the same as it was when Bhansali was attacked in Jaipur!