Only a couple of months after filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked in Jaipur regarding the alleged controversial content in his upcoming movie 'Padmavati', the new film set in Kolhapur, Maharashtra was set on fire by goons on Tuesday.
According to a report in The Indian Express, about 40-50 local goons attacked the sets located at the famous tourist destination, Masai Pathar, just as the crew had wrapped up the shoot for the day.
The set, which was spread over 50,000 sq ft, was burnt down with the help of crude petrol bombs.
Kolhapur (Maharashtra): Sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmavati vandalised and torched by unknown people, last night. pic.twitter.com/ZwGvDeGbQR— ANI (@ANI_news) March 15, 2017
Visuals: Sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmavati vandalised and torched by unknown people, last night in Kolhapur. pic.twitter.com/Pz6zO2XhR3— ANI (@ANI_news) March 15, 2017
None of the cast, crew or film director Bhansali were injured during the attack.
The perpetrators allegedly set on fire the costumes of the film and also torched the fodder kept for the horses, Senior Police Inspector, Panhala Police Station, Dhanya Kumar Godse told PTI.
Police teams are reportedly investigating the matter, but no arrests have been made so far.
This is the third time Bhansali has faced the ire of fringe groups over the filming 'Padmavati', loosely based on the life of Rani Padmini of Chittor.
Earlier this month, Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan, was vandalised by a group of men who broke mirrors installed at the Padmini Palace of the Rajput queen.
On January 27, Bhansali was slapped, roughed up and his film set vandalised by Karni Sena activists in a Jaipur fort for alleged distortions in the film script.
(This is a developing story. More details are awaited)
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