Jaipur, March 16 (IANS) Shri Rajput Karni Sena, which protested against screening of Bollywood film Padmavat over ‘tampering’ of historical facts, here on Monday, blocked the shooting of film Prithviraj Chauhan.
The film, being produced under the Yashraj banner and with Akshay Kumar playing the lead, was being shot near Jamwaramgarh in the Jaipur district. The film is being directed by Chandra Prakash Dwivedi.
The Karni Sena activists reached the spot and asked the director to stop shooting. They alleged the film was being shot as a love story and not as a warrior’s tale. The protest was led by Karni Sena’s national president Mahipal Singh Makrana.
The activists said the film shoot would be allowed only after vetting of the script by historians.
While Akshay Kumar completed his schedule by Holi and left from Mumbai, the other crew were there for the remaining shoot.
A video of the protest, which has gone viral, shows protestors quoting the Padmawat incident to show their power.