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Bajirao Mastani Shows Cancelled At Pune Theatre After Protests

Bajirao Mastani Shows Cancelled At Pune Theatre After Protests

The Sanjay Leela Bhansali film based on the story of Maratha warrior has faced protests over alleged distortion of history

MUMBAI:  Screenings of the big ticket film Bajirao Mastani were cancelled at a film theatre in Pune this morning after protesters of the BJP’s youth wing allegedly ransacked it.

The Sanjay Leela Bhansali film based on the story of Maratha warrior Bajirao Peshwa and his second wife Mastani, has faced protests over alleged distortion of history.

Starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, it was released today across India.

The Bombay High Court today refused to stop the film’s release while hearing a petition which alleged that the film distorts facts and history.

Descendants of the Peshwa and Chhatrasal dynasty have held protests against promotional videos and songs of the movie, alleging that the characters have been portrayed in a manner that is not accurate and hurt sentiment.

[“source-ndtv”]