Rajputs protest against ‘Jodhaa-Akbar’ in Delhi

February 5th, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Members of the Rajput community staged a protest here today against Bollywood biopic “Jodhaa- Akbar.”
Opposing Ashutosh Govarikar’s movie, hundreds of youths belonging to the Rajput community staged a protest demonstration and shouted slogans against the film producer. They also burnt promotional posters of the film.
Rajputs have raised strong objection on Jodhaa Bai’s origin. According to Rajputs, Jodhaa Bai was the daughter-in-law of Akbar, and not his wife, as shown in the film.
Lokendra Singh Kalvi, the chief patron of the Karni Sena, said that they would work at all-India level to bring together organisations representing ‘Kashtriya’ clan (Warrior clan) and voice opposition against “obscenity being committed on the history”.
Historic sources deny that Jodhaa Bai was Akbar’s wife. They say Jodhaa Bai belonged to Jodhpur and was wife of Jehangir, Akbar’s son.
‘Jodhaa-Akbar’ is the celluloid depiction of romance between Mughal emperor Akbar and his Hindu wife Jodhaa. Aishwarya Rai plays the role of Jodhaa and Hrithik Roshan the role of Akbar in the movie.
The biopic is slated for release later this month in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. (ANI)

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