Panipat by Ashutosh Gowarikar, starring Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon, faces some problems after its release. Reportedly, the audience in Rajasthan is terribly upset with this historical drama and the representation of its ruler in the film.
The matter has intensified so much that the descendants of the ruler, Maharaja Surajmal, have even called for a ban on the film. According to reports, the representation of Maharaja Surajmal, as a greedy ruler, who requested the Agra Fort in exchange for his support of Sadashivrao Bhau, who sought his help against the Afghans, has offended the family.
Given this situation, Vishvendra Singh, who is said to be the 14th generation of the ruler, issued a statement that said: "It is very sad that a great man like Maharaja Surajmal Jat of Bharatpur has been represented in the Panipat movie in a very incorrect way , while manipulating historical facts. I think the film should be banned in view of the great opposition of the Jat community of Haryana, Rajasthan and northern India. Otherwise, the law and order of the country could deteriorate. government to make a committee to make sure that if a movie is made about a dynasty or a great person, family permission must be obtained before its release. "
On the other hand, the film faces great indignation in social networks since #BoycottPanipat is trending on Twitter. Actor Randeep Hooda, who belongs to the Jatt community, also indirectly criticized the creators in a tweet, and also gave advice to members who were offended. He wrote: "To glorify a community, it is not necessary to show others … it has a mostly adverse effect … waiting for a more mature understanding in the future. For those offended, it is just a movie, do not attach the legacy of your ancestors to a piece of pure entertainment #MaharajaSurajmal "