What is the connection between Bachhawats and Padmavati by Sanjay Leela Bhansali?

What is the connection between #Bachhawats and #Padmavati by Sanjay Leela Bhansali?

It is a matter of great pride to learn that Raja #Bohitya of #Delwara and the ancestor of Bachhawats, sacrificed his life in a battle near Chittor, while fighting alongside Rana Ratan Singh I of Mewar against Sultan Allauddin Khilji in 1303 AD.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is making a film on Rani Padmavati, wherein, the epic battle for the seize of Chittor Fort is fought between Rana Ratan Singh of Mewar and Allauddin Khilji.

Eminent writer and critic, Manoshi Bhattacharya writes,
“Now that Indian Express has announced that the dream sequence permitting Allauddin Khilji to romance Rani Padmini is to be scrapped, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has hopefully managed to assuage the fears of the Rajput Sena and Hardik Patel.”

Manoshi Bhattacharya adds, “Saving our history from being mangled is desirable. Until now, history text writers had their way, leaving the modern generation fairly lost. But what of historical fiction? That surely is open to reinterpretation? I, for one, look forward to a celebration of our women against the magnificent backdrop of exotic India set in a time period when wealth was so abundant that ignoring it was the norm. Popular notion screams poverty but that is another story.”

Bhansali calls his film Padmavati after the work of the sufi saint of Jais (a city in the Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh) – Malik Muhammad Jaisi – who flourished during the reign of Sher Shah. His poem, written in Awadhi with a sprinkling of Persian – the lingo of the times in North India – is dated to 1540 AD.


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