A Shiv Sena MLA raised the issue of Bollywood film “Bajirao Mastani” in the Maharashtra Assembly and alleged that the facts were distorted by its producer and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
The movie, starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, is scheduled for release on December 18.
Raising the issue under Point of Propriety rule, Pratap Sarnaik, an MLA from Thane, alleged that the film was not in good taste.
Sarnaik said Bhansali has totally ignored the facts of history and the objections raised by the direct descendants of Maratha Emperor Bajirao Peshwa.
He said the director has distorted the facts and that was unfair.
He urged the House to organise a special show for the members of the Legislature before it is released in the theatres.
The MLA, in a memorandum submitted to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, had urged him not to allow the release of the film till the contentious, controversial scenes in the film are not cut.