The dreaded Karni Sena known to make impractical demands on films that have a connection with the Rajput community , like Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, is back in business.
Known to jump into the fray at the first whiff of any slight to Rajputana pride, the Karni now targets Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi , the learned historically astute director of Prithviraj Chauhan who has in the past made a highly revered series on Chanakya.
The Karni rabble-rousers have now asked for the title of Dr Dwivedi’s film to be changed to Veer Yoddha Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan and also for the film to be screened for the Karni clan before release. Neither director Dwivedi nor producer Aditya Chopra is known to give into arm-twisting.
Reacting to the demands, a well-known filmmaker who had been accosted by the same outfit says, “I don’t think Dwivedi or Chopra will give in to their demands. This organization is really not interested in the film. They want something else.”