The debate around Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming magnum opus Padmavati (starring Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji) seems to have reached a fever pitch as it inches closer to its December 1 release.
Bhansali has been accused of distorting facts in his film by members of Karni Sena who have called for a nation wide bandh on the day of its release. One Thakur Abhishek Som from a little-known Akhil Bharatiya Kshatriya Yuva Mahasabha has even offered a bounty of Rs 5 crore on the head Bhansali. They also said that if the movie is allowed to release, they will cut off Padukone’s nose like Lakshman had cut Surpanakha’s nose in the Ramayana. A big reason for the ongoing debate is also because of rumours suggesting a romantic dream sequence between the two characters. Amid all this controversy, the Central Board of Film Certification has returned filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s application citing “technical deficiencies” in it, likely delaying its release.
During such a heated discussion over Padmavati, India Today’s anchor Anjana Om Kashyap is seen talking with Rohit Sardana, who recently joined Aaj Tak.
During the debate Kashyap gives an illogical argument saying that the present day female descendants of Rani Padmavati themselves speak in English, have modern lifestyles, so they hardly have any moral right to give suggestions on the right portrayal of Rani Padmavati in the film.
Very poor argument by Anjana Om Kashyap.
Says, the present day female descendants of Rani Padmavati themselves speak in English, have modern lifestyles so they hardly have any moral right to give suggestions on the right portrayal of Rani Padmavati in the film. pic.twitter.com/0V4eH4Hkpa
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) November 17, 2017
However, Kashyap’s reasoning has got Twitterati fuming:
Sonam, you speak English and you have a reasonably Modern lifestyle sitting your a$$ on twitter all day. Are you one of the descendants as well? Is your hatred hereditary?
— Vineeth Naik (@MilanKaRaja) November 17, 2017
She would have been getting money abroad. And so far Aaj tak News Channel has got money from abroad.
— sagar madhukr shinde (@shinde24) November 17, 2017
Why @anjanaomkashyap is unable to consider English as just another language? If Rajput speak in English, they can’t be a real Rajput?😂
— MithileshPandey 🇮🇳 (@mithileshpandey) November 17, 2017
Who is this Kashyap? Is she a Crypto Christian? Or another sepoy of Breaking India Forces?@sardanarohit
— Gajanan Joshi (@gajananjoshi18) November 17, 2017
अंजनाजी का संवाद देखकर बुरा लग रहा है!अरे भाई यह माँडर्न युग है ये अलग बात है!लेकीन इतिहास को तोडमरोड कर फिल्म बनाना किसी महानता अपमान है !इसका विरोध होना जायज है !
— Bhushan M.Rathod (@Rathod1Bhushan) November 17, 2017
औरत हैं कुछ भी तर्क दे सब चलता है। trp is anyway increase.
— Ravi (@RaviPbh) November 17, 2017
The mind set of this channel is anti Hindu
Tommorow we all going to make a short film name will be sexy anjana
— Aalok Nandan (@AalokChoudhary) November 17, 2017
डिअर @anjanaomkashyap जी
आई डोंट गेट द पॉइंट ऑफ स्पीकिंग इंग्लिश। हाऊ कैन यु जस्टिफाई दैट राजपूत कैंट स्पीक इंग्लिश। डिस इस अ शेमफूल स्टेटमेंट।
— Adarsh (Vihaan✍) (@adarsh100194) November 17, 2017
very poor reasoning, not enough to validate the cause of tampering with historical facts.
— Aman Thapar (@arayman22) November 17, 2017
In the name of artistic expression and freedom of speech, leftist historians have reduced Rani Padmavati to a mythical character when there are records – historical and physical (held by ASI), which prove to the contrary..
— Mumbai City (@tdg_mumbai) November 17, 2017
अंजना जी, न्यूज वाली हो या भंसाली भांड की वकील ।
कृपया अपनी पद की गरिमा का ख्याल रखें । और उस राह पर काम करें कि जिससे देश मे किसी भी प्रकार के हिंसा को हवा न मिले ।👏🙏जय हिंद, जय श्री राम ।
— Yogendra Prasad Verm (@yogendra_verm) November 17, 2017