21 June, 2021

Right Royal Slight

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film invites accusations of playing with history and trivialising royalty

Right Royal Slight
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  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) The film angered VHP and Bajrang Dal, who said the film’s title hurt Hindu sentiments.
  • Vishwaroopam (2013) Hindu Makkal Katchi ­demanded a change in the Sanskrit title to a purely Tamil one.
  • RamLeela (2013) Hindu groups felt its title, trailer and pictures were offensive to Hindu mythology.
  • MSG (2015) Banned in Punjab after protesters claimed the film by Dera Sacha Sauda chief would hurt Sikh sentiments.
  • Haider (2014) A migrant Kashmiri Pandit protested after the Sun Temple in the song Bismil was portrayed as the ‘devil’s den’.

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“Chite ki chaal, baaz ki nazar aur Bajirao ki talwar par sandeh nahin karte! Kabhi bhi maat de sakte hain,” thunders a very chiselled Ranveer Singh in near-perfect Marathi accent,...

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