Amir says, attack on Bhansali was unfortunate

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Mumbai, Feb 6: Superstar Aamir Khan has condemned the recent attack on filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the sets of “Padmavati”, saying it was “very unfortunate.”

Bhansali and the team of “Padmavati” were roughed up by members of the Rajput Karni Sena for allegedly presenting “distorted facts” in the movie. The group even stalled the shooting by vandalising the set at Jaigarh Fort.

Last night, at the success party of “Dangal”, Aamir said he had been to Rajasthan for shooting but never had such an experience.

“What has happened is very unfortunate. I think no one should take the law in their hands. What has happened is wrong,” Aamir said.

“I have shot in Rajasthan and the people over there are nice and lovable. I have had good experiences only but if you hear negative things you do feel bad. It’s sad,” he said.

After completing two schedules of Padmavati in Mumbai, the team had moved to Jaipur to shoot some of the intense scenes for the period film.

Like many other Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films, the Padmavati set had faced protests yet.  Karni Sena activists had landed up on the sets and had protested against shooting the film. They not only had broken equipment and humiliated the cast and crew, they had even slapped director Sanjay Bhansali.

The period drama, scheduled to release this November, stars Deepika in the lead role of queen Padmavati and features Shahid Kapoor as Raja Ratan Singh.Ranveer Singh is essaying the role of Alauddin Khilji.PTI