The set of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s film ‘Padmavati’ in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, was attacked and set on fire at about 1 am today by an unidentified group who were against the film. Props and costumes have been damaged by the fire but luckily no injuries were reported.
Kolhapur police say that between 10-20 people vandalized the set and set fire to the props. Cars parked at the location were pelted with stones but no case has been registered yet.
The official told,
“The set is spread across nearly 50,000 square feet and a group of unidentified persons set it on fire around 1 am.”
This is the second time the sets of the film have been attacked. In January, Bhansali was assaulted while filming at Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur by a Rajput group called Karni Sena.
Last week, the Chittorgarh Fort was vandalized and mirrors in at the Padmini Palace were broken.
Check out the pictures of ‘Padmavati’ set after it was set on fire in Kolhapur:
‘Padmavati’ stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji. Shahid Kapoor plays Padmini’s husband, Ratan Singh.