WEB DESK: The descendant of Bajirao Peshwa has claimed that real historical facts have been altered in the story of the late Maratha warrior and his wives Kashibai and Mastani.
Ranvir Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra are playing the lead roles in the movie ‘Bajirao Mastani’ directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
The descendent, Parsad Rao Peshwa, presented a letter to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on Thursday and asked him to investigate the matter as the movie is soon going to be released.
According to Mid way, “It has been found out that the said cinema in the name of cinematic liberty has altered original history. So also, a song has been picturized on the wife of Shrimant Bajirao Peshwe I, Kashibai and Mastani. This incident is not keeping in-line with the history,” he alleged.
“The historical personalities are always a matter of respect. The picturization of the said film, the historical references of the period and story appear to be perverted,” he claimed.
“As I could not withstand the insult of Maratha history, Marathi ethos and Indian culture, I am making this appeal to you that the Maharashtra government pay attention, review the entire film, and with proper inquiry arrive at a appropriate decision,” Prasad Rao said in the letter to Chief Minister Fadnavis.
Another descendant of Queen Kashibai claimed that Kashibai suffered from an arthritis at a very young age and was bed-ridden for most of her life. So there was no question of she being able to dance. Moreover, Kashibai Peshwa being a queen can never danced in public.