January 28, 2017
Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal has condemned the violence that Sanjay Leela Bhansali dealt with on the sets of 'Padmavati', saying taking law into hands is never the right approach. Commenting on the incident, he told ANI, 'Violence of any kind is terrible. You can have different views about incidents in history and that's another matter that people can also feel aggrieved but to take law into your hands and attack a person like this is simply not done. It is not the right way to approach it.'
The 83-year-old said there is always a 'civilized' way of dealing with a matter.
'If you have a dispute with Bhansali's facts and figures then you should come up with your own facts. That is the civilized way of dealing with it. These attacks are meaningless. The film industry will come together and definitely take up this matter.'
Bhansali was roughed up by members of Rajput Karni Sena at Jaipur's historic Jaigarh Fort on Friday alleging that Rajasthan's history was distorted in Bhansali's magnum-opus.