After Jaipur, the set of Padmavati has again fallen victim to violence.
The set of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama was set on fire by a fringe group in Kolhapur, the historical capital of Maharashtra.
According to Times of India, reports claim that a group of 30-50 people were involved in this incident. They attacked the set late at 10.30pm on Tuesday, setting it ablaze with torches and petrol bombs. Allegedly, they managed to make their way through the bouncers and bodyguard present. The cast and crew were not on set at the time and are safe. However, there were animals present on set during the fire and a horse has been ‘badly injured’.
A complaint was filed on Wednesday after which a few suspects have been taken into custody.
This is not the first attack on the set of Padmavati. Two months ago, when the film was being shot in Rajasthan, filmmaker Bhansali was assaulted by members of Karni Sena for “presenting wrong facts about (Indian princess) Padmavati” and tarnishing the history of their ancestors.