Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmavati' has been subject to controversy since the day shooting began, with various fringe groups and political leaders accusing the filmmaker of allegedly 'distorting history' and maligning the image of the Rajput queen.The protests have stalled the release of the film, which was scheduled on December 1.
Padmavati stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. The film is an adaptation of a poem called "Padmavat' by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi. The poem, written in 1540, is a fictional epic about the Mughal king Alauddin Khalji's lust for an imaginary queen called Rani Padmini. As many versions of the poem came up, the story is confused to be a real-life account.
The timeline below shows the events in the struggle that the makers of the film have been facing.