Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon starrer Panipat has been released in cinemas. But now, the film has landed in trouble.
People in Rajasthan protest against the film over distortion of history. They have claimed the movie portrays Maharaja Surajmal in the wrong light. He is shown as a greedy ruler which he never was.
As per the film, Maratha warrior Sadashiv Rao Bhau (a character played by Arjun Kapoor) asked Maharaja Surajmal for help to defeat the Afghans, but he demanded the Agra Fort in return. As his demand remained unfulfilled, he refused to help Sadashiv.
Rajasthan protest against Arjun Kapoor starrer Panipat
They are also protesting against the use of Rajasthani and Haryanvi in the film, saying they speak Braj language (western Hindi language).
The people from the Jat community of Rajasthan have resorted to burning effigies of director Ashutosh Gowariker in protest.
Former chief minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje also criticized the film. “The incorrect portrayal of the noble, self-respecting, highly revered Maharaja Surajmal is condemnable,” she tweeted in Hindi.
Panipat is based on the third battle of Panipat, which is one of the most epic battles in the history of India that took place on January 14, 1761.
Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and produced by Sunita Gowariker under their home banner AGPPL in association with Rohit Shelatkar’s company – Vision World, the film is released on December 6, 2019.