'Bajirao Mastani' finally free from controversy

18th December 2015

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Bajirao Mastani' was recently marred with controversy on the grounds that the film distorts historical facts and depicts the life of Peshwa Bajirao and his two wives Kashibai and Mastani in a wrongful manner.

But the Bombay High Court dismissed all the applications seeking a ban on the release of the film and okayed its release and hence the film finally walked free from controversy.

Activist Hemant Patil had moved to court alleging that two of the film's songs 'Malhari' and 'Pinga' distort facts and history.

Patil's petition read, "The filmmaker has tweaked facts under the pretext of artistic licence. There are various historic evidence as well as several letters from the descendants of Peshwas which prove misrepresentation in the name of creativity."

Patil's petition also alleged that the song 'Pinga' is nothing but an obscene item number since it's a known fact that Peshwa Bajirao's first wife Kashibai was suffering from arthritis and was bedridden for most of her life and hence it is highly impossible for her to dance like that with Mastani.

Despite all these allegations, senior counsel Ravi Kadam, informed Justices Naresh Patil and S B Shukre that the film had released today after CBFC had given its nod. 

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