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Padmaavat distorts history with barbaric Alauddin Khilji depiction

Ranveer Singh plays Alauddin Khilji

By: Sarwar Alam

He gnaws the meat off the bone, bares his hairy chest, has long unruly locks and laughs like a hyena. History doesn’t quite remember Alauddin Khilji like this, but that is the image Sanjay Leela Bhansali seeks to portray of the Khilji dynasty king in his film Padmaavat. The king is depicted almost like a barbarian in the film, which was released on Thursday after months of strife in court, on the streets and at the Censor Board. While members of some Rajput groups are still violently opposing the film s release, a section of historians states that the filmmaker…

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