Ajay Devgn, Kajol, and Saif Ali Khan starer Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior finds itself in trouble with the Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Koli Rajput Sangh.
The Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Koli Rajput Sangh has filed a petition before the Delhi High Court claiming that Om Raut, the director of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior has concealed the true lineage of the great warrior Tanaji Malusare in the movie. The matter was listed before the court today (December 13, Friday) but could not be heard as the presiding judge was on leave. It will now be heard on December 19.
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is based on the titular character of Tanaji Malusare, essayed by Ajay Devgn. Kajol reunites with Ajay on screen over a decade after U Me Aur Hum (2008). She will be seen as Savitribai Malusare, Tanaji's wife. Saif Ali Khan is seen as the prime antagonist, Udaybhan Rathod. Apart from these, the movie also stars Jagapathi Babu and Sharad Kelkar in important roles.
Ironically, another historical drama that has landed in trouble recently with Rajasthan's Jat community is Ashutosh Gowariker's Panipat. Starring Arjun Kapoor as Maratha warrior Sadashiv Rao Bhau, Kriti Sanon as Parvati Bai and Sanjay Dutt as the Afghan king Ahmad Shah Abdali, Panipat released on December 6.
Tourism minister Vishvendra Singh of Rajasthan government, the former Maharaja of Bharatpur, had lodged a protest regarding the way the character of Jat Maharaj Surajmal has been filmed in the Panipat film. He called for a total ban of the film in Haryana, Rajasthan and other regions of North India. Following this, Panipat producers have agreed to delete the controversial scenes from the film.