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Jaipur, March 6, 2017: Vandals entered the Padmini Mahal in Chittorgarh Fort and broke the mirrors famously known to have reflected the image of Rajput queen Rani Padmavati for Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji’s viewing, a police officer said.

“All the three mirrors were broken on Sunday evening in the palace by some miscreants,” the official told IANS on phone from Chittorgarh, over 300 km from here. He said an investigation was on. Shree Rajput Karni Sena, a caste-based organisation, claimed responsibility for damaging the mirrors.
This is the same group that attacked Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on January 27 here, stalling the shooting of period drama.

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Padmavati that revolves around the Hindu queen and the Muslim ruler.

“We had given an ultimatum to this effect 15 days back and in spite of our demands, mirrors were not removed,” an activist of Rajput Karni Sena said. At around 4.45 p.m. four to five persons entered the palace, broke the mirrors into pieces and ran away from the place, a witness said. It is said that around the 13th century, Khilji was shown the queen’s reflection in the mirror in the palace.

The Karni Sena said the mirrors were invented years after the event was claimed to have happened. On January 27, the Rajput activists misbehaved with Bhansali and his crew claiming that his upcoming movie was a distortion of historical facts. They damaged some cameras and equipment, forcing the shooting to stop. (IANS)

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‘Padmaavat’ crosses Rs 300 cr, Ranveer calls it ‘historic film’

Ranveer Singh is overwhelmed that with "Padmaavat", he has entered the club of actors whose movies have minted over Rs 300 crore at the box office

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The movie ‘Padmavat’ has been in news and creating a wave of the storm since the time of its inception. Wikimedia Commons
The movie ‘Padmavat’ has been in news and creating a wave of the storm since the time of its inception. Wikimedia Commons

Ranveer Singh is overwhelmed that with “Padmaavat”, he has entered the club of actors whose movies have minted over Rs 300 crore at the box office. He says it’s a “historic” project that will “glow” in his career.

The actor essayed Alauddin Khilji in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial, which also stars Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in pivotal roles.

Ranveer singh Playing Alauddin Khilji in Padmavati
Ranveer singh played the role of Alauddin Khilji in Padmavati. Instagram

Ranveer said in a statement: “‘Padmaavat’ is a historic film for our country. I’m overwhelmed and extremely happy that the film has received this much love from audiences not just in India, but also the world over.

“It is a film that is and will always be extremely close to my heart and with it becoming my first ever Rs 300 crore film, the memory of ‘Padmaavat’ will be that much more special.” He thanked Bhansali for his vision, and for giving him a character like Khilji that “will forever glow in my body of work”.

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“This success is for all of us to cherish and remember that as artistes, we need to stand by our vision, our craft,” said Ranveer of the movie, which was released on January 25 after much controversy. Just earlier this week, the movie crossed 50 days since hitting the screens, and it’s still counting at the box office. IANS