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Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj Targeted by Karni Sena; Jaipur shoot Disrupted!

Akshay Kumar has been working for his upcoming film - Prithviraj. However, the film is being targeted by the Karni Sena and the group even disrupted the Jaipur shoot as it is concerned about tampering of historical facts...

2020-03-17T11:39:00Z

Akshay Kumar had a unique gift for his fans last year as he surprised them with an announcement of an upcoming film - Prithviraj. However, yet again Karni Sena wasn’t happy with Bollywood’s decision to present its fans with another biopic that offers a cinematic narration of King Prithviraj Chauhan.

The film will essay the story of the 12th-century Indian monarch, Prithviraj Chauhan a king from the Chahamana (Chauhan) dynasty.

The reports in Pinkvilla suggested that members of The Karni Sena, led by its national president Mahipal Singh Makrana, staged a stir at the shooting location of Prithviraj in Jaipur.

On March 14, 2020, Saturday; director Chandra Prakash, who was shooting for the film in Jamwaramgarh village, near Jaipur was in shock when the Karni Sen staged a stir at the shooting location and asked the director to halt the shooting.

The director has assured that none of the historical facts would be tampered. However, Karni Sena demanded a written assurance about the same.

The report even quoted a member of Karni Sena as he said: “Prithviraj Chauhan should not be portrayed as a lover in the film. The director has assured us that there is no such thing in the movie but we want a written assurance."

The film is produced by Yashraj Films, and it stars Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar. It will hit the screens in 2020 and Akshay Kumar was seen doing a puja with Manushi before kick-starting the shoot.

For the uninitiated, back in 2017, the Karni Sena had protested against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh for tampering with the historic facts of the film and had halted the shooting of the film in Rajasthan.

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