Bajirao Mastani shows cancelled in Pune after BJP protest

bajiraomastani A still from Bajirao Mastani

The Bharatiya Janata Party's youth wing staged protests against the Bollywood film Bajirao Mastani in Pune prompting the City Pride theatre to cancel three shows of the film on Friday morning.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama, based on the story of Maratha warrior Bajirao Peshwa and his second wife Mastani, released on Friday across India.

The protesters allege that the film, which stars Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, has distorted the history.

Earlier, the descendants of the Peshwa and Chhatrasal dynasty had held a protest against promotional videos and songs of the film at Shaniwar Wada alleging that the characters were portrayed inaccurately.

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