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‘Panipat’: Arjun Kapoor starrer lands in trouble; effigies of Ashutosh Gowariker burnt in Rajasthan

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Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon starrer ‘Panipat’ hit the screens on December 6. Now, the movie has landed into trouble as the locals of Rajasthan are protesting against the movie and claiming that it is a misrepresentation of the Jats of Rajasthan. As per Times Now report, Rajasthani locals, are upset that the filmmaker portrayed Maharaja Surajmal in a wrong way in the movie.

‘Panipat’, is based on the Third Battle Of Panipat, where Arjun Kapoor plays the role of Sadashiv Rao Bhau. In the film, when Sadashiv seeks the support of Maratha ally Maharaja Surajmal in Rajasthan in their fight against Afghan invader Ahmad Shah Abdali (Sanjay Dutt), the latter wanted something in return. When Sadashiv refused to his deal, Maharaja Surajmal also refused to help him.

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The Jat community of Rajasthan has even burned the effigies of director Ashutosh Gowariker in anger. This is not the first time the movie has landed into trouble. Earlier, before the release of the movie, Marathi novelist Vishwas Patil booked the makers for copyright violation. Also, after the release of the trailer, Nawabzada Shadab Ali Bahadur, the eighth generation descendent of Peshwa Bajirao, had served a notice to the makers of ‘Panipat’ against a particular dialogue.

Now, let’s see how the makers handle the current situation.

Meanwhile, the movie had a decent opening on Day 1 at the box-office.  The two-day collection of  ‘Panipat’ stands at Rs. 9.90 crore.

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Also Read: ‘Panipat’ Box-Office Report: Arjun Kapoor-Sanjay Dutt starrer gets a decent opening on Day 1

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