Tuesday Dec 10, 2019
Panipat, a historical period drama by Ashutosh Gowariker faces severe backlash after locals from Rajisthan’s Jat group, state ministers, and politicians demand a ban on the film, after an alleged wrongful portrayal of Bharatpur's Maharaja Surajmal came to light.
Locals in Rajisthan were last seen burning down effigies of the filmmaker and just recently turned their raging attention towards the multiplexes located in Jaipur. As a result of the riot and anger, a number of cinema houses were forced to stop screening for the film.
This profound amount of criticism and backlash has negatively impacted box office numbers, causing the film to land itself into hot waters.
Majority of the anger and resentment towards the film is due to wrongful portrayal, and a large amount of violent means have been employed to make sure the movie is not allowed to continue screening.
Some management have taken measures into their own hands for the purpose of self-preservation and decided to halt screenings in the wake of this growing resentment. Cinemas including Mandir, Cinepolis and Inox theatres at Jaipur halted screenings till further notice.