Mumbai: The Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt starrer ‘Panipat’ has been grabbing headlines for the controversies that have started surrounding it since its trailer release.
There is a new addition to it as one of Peshwa Bajirao’s descendants named Shahad Ali has taken objection on the dialogue about Mastani on Thursday.
Shadab Ali who claims to be Bajirao’s descendant has objected Kriti’s dialogue that speaks about Mastani and said that it defames the warrior princess. The man also gave the makers an ultimatum that if the dialogue is not dropped or altered, he will move to the court.
The dialogue in question here is, “Maine suna hai Peshwa jab akele muhim par jaate hain to ek Mastani ke saath laut te hain.”
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 wife of Peshwa Baji Rao and not just another woman,” said Shahad.
He also revealed that he has sent notices to the makers and producers of the film and will file a case against them if the corrections are not made.
Panipat is directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar and revolves around the third battle of Panipat. The film has Arjun portraying Peshwa Sadashiv Rao, Kriti as Parvati Bai and Sanjay Dutt as Ahmad Shah Abdali. Panipat is set to release on December 6 this year.
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