Mumbai: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was pleasantly surprised when country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his Mumbai residence earlier today. This visit took place after Mr. Bhansali announced earlier in the day that he plans to follow Padmaavat with a film on Maharana Pratap. Shortly after this announcement, PM Modi boarded a plane from Delhi along with his entire cabinet and landed in Mumbai to convince Mr. Bhansali to drop the idea.
Earlier, Mr. Bhansali said that he really loved the feedback he has got for his film Padmaavat despite protests from some sections. He was so delighted with the feedback that he decided to make another film on Rajput pride showcasing Maharana Pratap this time. However, this decision freaked out BJP leadership as they are still struggling to contain the violence in several BJP ruled states. PM Modi personally decided to intervene and came to Mumbai to speak to Mr Bhansali personally.
Speaking to Faking News, a BJP spokesperson said ,”Headache from Padmaavat is still there and he wants to make another movie on Rajputs? Baksh do bhai. Till now we haven’t even been able to make up our minds whether we support or oppose Padmaavat and he wants to unleash another googly at us? Hopefully he will listen to reason and drop this plan.”
When we mentioned that Mr. Bhansali talked about a film glorifying Pratap, the spokesperson said ,”Yaar you are talking as if the subject matter is important. Even now people are protesting without watching the film na. Content doesn’t matter, people need excuses to riot and then we are always unable to take strict action because there is always an upcoming election.”
As per sources, some people have asked Mr. Bhansali to make a film on Jats if he wants to since their protest is anyways due again shortly.