The villagers hail from the birthplace of Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi, who penned the epic poem Padmavat in 1540 on which director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film is based.
Now, villagers in UP demand share of Padmaavat profits
Mumbai - 23 Jan 2018 18:00 IST
Padmaavat has a bizarre problem at hand. No, it's not the violent protests by fringe group Rajput Karni Sena. Some people from a village in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, are demanding a share in profits of Padmaavat, reported Financial Express.
The villagers hail from the birthplace of Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi, who penned the epic poem Padmavat in 1540. The villagers are demanding a share in profits which they want to use for the restoration of the poet’s birthplace and also to build a research institute in his name.
The chairperson of the village had organised a programme in their village on 22 February claiming that the rights of the film story belong to the poet.
Meanwhile, even as the fringe group continues to agitate, the makers will release the film in selective cinema halls. Except Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, advance bookings had begun in other parts of the country.