Rajputs protest against ‘Jodhaa-Akbar’ in Jaipur

February 1st, 2008 - 11:14 pm ICT by admin  

Jaipur, Feb 1 (ANI): Members of the Rajput community staged a protest here today against Bollywood biopic “Jodhaa- Akbar,” slated for release later this month.

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.

“I appeal to all social organizations that the film Jodhaa-Akbar be banned. The work of the censor board is not only to check obscenity, but also to stop the obscenity being committed on history. Historic sources do not say that Jodhaa Bai was Akbar’s wife. Yes, there was Jodhaa Bai, wife of Jehangir (Abkbar’s son). She came from Jodhpur,” said Lokendra Singh, Chief Patron, Karni Sena.

‘Jodhaa-Akbar’ is the celluloid depiction of the 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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