On the sets of his film "Padmavati" in Jaipur, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was slapped and his hair was pulled by protesters who alleged that his film shows a much-celebrated Rajput queen in a poor light.
Film's set at the historic Jaigarh Fort was stormed by the members of the Rajput Karni Sena who assaulted Mr Bhansali.
Based on the story of Queen Padmini, "Padmavati" refused to submit to emperor Alauddin Khilji when he arrived at the Chittorgarh fort and killed herself along with scores of other women before he could storm the fort.
The film has love scenes between Queen Padmini and Alauddin Khilji which is played by actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, alleged the protestors.
Mr Bhansali has been demanded to delete such scenes in the film if any by the Rajput Karni Sena. According to sources, Mr Bhansali has decided to stop filming in the area.
The filmmaker has cancelled 'Padmavati' shoot because of the protest on the sets in Jaipur and the crew will now return back to Mumbai.