In yet another incident of attack, unidentified goons have on Tuesday night vandalised and burnt down Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati film set in Kolhapur.
The incident took place at around 10:30 pm on Tuesday night. The filmmaker and the crew members were not present during the incident and no report of injury or causality has been reported so far.
Police have reportedly arrested some people as well. Some of the cars parked around the sets were also damaged.
In January, the activists of a Rajput organisation, Karni Sena, entered the Jaigarh Fort and assaulted Bhansali, slapped him and tore his shirt. They even misbehaved with the crew and criticised the National Award-winning director for 'distorting' history in the film about the medieval-era Delhi ruler Alauddin Khilji, who fell in love with Rajput queen Padmavati.
They damaged cameras and other equipment, forcing Bhansali to stop shooting. The film stars Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in leading roles.
The Karni Sena alleged that the film had a dream sequence between Padmavati and Allaudin Khilji.
Bhansali and his production house have dismissed the reports and said no such scene exists. However, this has not stopped the attacks.
Historians have also pointed out that Padmavati, the 16th century poem by Malik Muhammad Jayasi on which the film is based, is a work of fiction but to no avail.