Protests over Panipat in Rajasthan: The controversy about Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt starrer film Panipat, released on Friday, December 6, has been increasing. The Jat community of Rajasthan has objected to a scene in the film, after which the demand for banning the film has started to arise. Local people are burning effigies of director Ashutosh Gowariker and theaters in Jaipur and some other places have also been ransacked.
On the other hand, #boycottpanipat is trending on social media. Users are registering their protest against the scene shown in the film. People are expressing displeasure over the fact shown in the film, while there are some who say that Ashutosh makes boring films. View Tweets:
Rajasthan: Protesters vandalised a theatre in Jaipur alleging that Maharaja Surajmal has been wrongly portrait in the movie 'Panipat' and the movie has hurt sentiments of Jat community. pic.twitter.com/lFUnD0R51h— ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2019
Theaters vandalized in RajasthanPanipat: Earlier Rajasthan Tourism Minister Vishvendra Singh also demanded a ban on the film. He tweeted, 'I believe that this film should be banned in view of the huge opposition in Haryana, Rajasthan and Jat community of North India otherwise the law and order can deteriorate.'
Not only this, former Chief Minister and BJP leader Vasundhara Raje Scindia has also criticized the film. He tweeted, "Swabhimani, loyal and hearty emperor Maharaja Surajmal's misrepresentation done by the filmmaker in 'Panipat' is condemnable."
T-51 I request #CBFC @PrakashJavdekar @prasoonjoshi_ to look into the matter #panipatmovie to avoid protest,law & order problem. No Film or Art can misreport history. #boycottpanipat https://t.co/IWOOkuBosQ @PMOIndia @narendramodi @hanumanbeniwal @KailashBaytu @vishvendrabtp— Aazad choudhary (@021AazadSingh) December 9, 2019
What is being opposed?स्वाभिमानी,निष्ठावान और हृदय सम्राट महाराजा सूरज मल का फ़िल्म निर्माता द्वारा फ़िल्म पानीपत में किया गया ग़लत चित्रण निदंनीय है।#MaharajaSurajmal #Panipat— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) December 8, 2019
Actually, the Jats of Bharatpur in Rajasthan especially have reservations about the film. He feels that Maharaja Surajmal has been misrepresented in the film. He says that in 'Panipat' the great Maratha warrior Sadashiv Rao Bhau (the role played by Arjun Kapoor) asks Maharaja Surajmal to help against the Afghans but Surajmal wants something in return. When his demand is not met, he refuses to support Sadashiva in the war. According to people, Surajmal was portrayed as a greedy ruler in the film, which is not true.
There is a problem with language too
Many are also demonstrating on the fact that the local people featured in the film are speaking Rajasthani and Haryanvi while they speak Braj Bhasha (Western Hindi language) completely.
Randeep Hooda said on the dispute
In this whole case, there has also been a reaction of actor Randeep Hooda, who is himself a Jat. He wrote on Twitter, 'It is not necessary to glorify one community to downsize the other. This mostly leads to the wrong effect. I look forward to more maturity in the future.
Not only this, the actor also wrote a message in the tweet for those who get angry. Randeep wrote, "For those who are hurt - this is just a film, don't add your ancestors to it."To glorify one community, one doesn’t need to show others down.. it mostly has an adverse effect .. hoping for a more mature understanding in the future. To the offended - it’s just a movie, don’t attach your ancestors’ legacy to a piece of pure entertainment #MaharajaSurajmal— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) December 9, 2019
Talk about the film 'Panipat', it has been released with Karthik Aryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Pandey starrer 'Pati Patni Aur Woh'. Karthik's film continues to do well.