There seems to be no end in sight for the troubles plaguing Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat.
On Wednesday, the makers of the movie approached cyber crime cells of Maharashtra, Delhi and Chandigarh after the movie was leaked online. The entire movie was live-streamed on a Facebook page the day it was released, and the film was also made available for download on as many as 35 Torrent sites.
The cyber crime cell has reportedly blocked a few IP addresses.
Padmaavat has been a controversy magnet ever since it started production in 2016. The Rajput Karni Sena has been at the forefront of protests as they feel the movie distorted history and painted the Rajputs in bad light.
There was also a lot of protests regarding the scene where actress Deepika Padukone’s character sacrifices her own life. However, Padukone feels it was one of the most powerful scenes in the movie.
“It’s so powerful. You do not feel like she is doing anything wrong,” the actress told DNA. “You want her to embrace the flames because she is going to be united with the man she loves.”
She added: “For me, it was the most difficult scene to perform. We shot it in peak summer at Film City in Mumbai. I cannot tell you how challenging it was.
“After every single take, I would go up to my van, have a shower, get ready for my scene and go back. With my heavy costume and jewellery, the heat was oppressive. It was such a difficult thing to execute.”
Despite opposition from fringe groups, the film has been doing really well at the box office. The film has already crossed the Rs 150 crore mark.
The film, which also stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles, is also doing really well in the overseas market.