Alauddin Khilji (1296 – 1316) was the second and the most powerful ruler of the Khalji dynasty of Delhi Sultanate in the Indian subcontinent.
Padmini, also known as Padmavati, was a legendary 13th-14th century Indian queen.. The Rajput ruler of Chittor, heard about her beauty from a talking parrot named Hiraman. After an adventurous quest, he won her hand in marriage and brought her to Chittor.
Alauddin Khalji, the Sultan of Delhi also heard about her beauty, and laid siege to Chittor to obtain her. Many events occurred during the period of the Siege, till the Fort was finally taken.
Some legends state that Alauddin invaded Chittor to capture Ratnasimha's beautiful queen Padmini, and some modern historians have rejected the authenticity of these legends.
The BJP decided to write to the Election Commission, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and the Central government to temporarily hold the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period film Padmavati for allegedly ruffling the sentiments of the Kshatriya community.
It is alleged that the film shows a controversial twist in history and wrongly links queen Padmavati with aggressive ruler Alauddin Khilji.
“We are writing to the ECI, CBFC and the Centre, seeking to stop the film’s release for a temporary period till the issue is resolved,” BJP spokesperson IK Jadeja said on Wednesday.
Gujarat Congress alleges bhp fearing gujarat polls seeking ban of the movie.
However Denying that the BJP protest has anything to do with the upcoming election, he said the party was concerned that an attempt was made to distort the history and heritage of a state. “An attempt has been made to wrongly link the two characters (Padmavati and Khilji) of history,” said Jadeja.