Kriti Sanon and Arjun Kapoor are all set to take you through a historical journey with his upcoming period drama film Panipat. Helmed by Ashutosh Gowariker, the film also stars Sanjay Dutt, Zeenat Aman, Padmini Kolhapure and Mohnish Bahl in pivotal roles.
Based on the Third Battle of Panipat, the film is slated on 6 December 2019, and just a week before its release, the film has invited controversy. A particular dialogue by Kriti, who plays Parvati Bai in the film, has offended the Peshwa Baji Rao's descendant, who has sent a notice to the makers.
In the trailer, Kriti can be seen saying a dialogue that goes like "Maine suna hai Peshwa jab akele muhim par jaate hain to ek Mastani ke saath laut te hain (I have heard when Peshwa leaves for a battle alone, he returns with a Mastani)."
The eighth-generation descendant of the Peshwa, Nawabzada Shadab Ali has called the dialogue highly objectionable and has sent a legal notice to the makers of the film and if they don't respond to it, he will approach the court.
"The particular dialogue in the movie is in bad taste and highly objectionable. The way it has been used presents a bad picture of not only Mastani Sahiba but also of the Peshwa to our audience and to young minds unaware of Maratha history. Mastani Bai was the bonafide wife of Peshwa Baji Rao and not just another woman (sic),” Shadab Ali told Firstpost.
"After seeing that portion in the trailer of the movie, I have sent notices to the producers and the director to remove that portion or make necessary changes. If they don’t respond, I’ll move to the court against them," he added.
Meanwhile, no response has been recorded from the makers' side.
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