In Ajmer, a protest has broken out as people have flooded social media by using the hashtag #BoycottPrithvirajMovie. The Gurjar community of Rajasthan has threatened to halt the screening of the upcoming movie ‘Prithviraj’ if the makers don’t remove the term ‘Rajput’ from the film.
Retweet Only 🔃🔃#BoycottPrithvirajMovie#boycottprithvirajchouhanfilm#boycottprithvirajchouhanmovie pic.twitter.com/fkTgnjxVzG
— 𝐆𝐮𝐫𝐣𝐚𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭 🌐 (@GurjarConnect) January 16, 2022
Ever since the announcement of the film ‘Prithviraj’ in 2020, it has been into many controversies. The Devnarayan temple located in Vaishali Nagar, Ajmer, has ganged up with the Gurjar community to hold a protest against the term ‘Rajput’ used for Prithviraj in the forthcoming film.
They have submitted a memorandum about their demands to the District Collector’s office and have also blocked the roads over there. The protesters have threatened to halt the screening of the film if their demands get dismissed.
The president of All India Veer Gurjar Samaj Reform Committee, Harchand Gurjar, demanded that “the title of the film Prithviraj should be changed and the facts of history should not be played with anywhere everything should be shown honestly in the film and the film should incorporate the emperor’s full name Prithviraj Chauhan.” he further added.
The community affirms that the ruler was from their community. The Gurjar community has also asked to show them the first screening before the movie hit theatres.
Some people are trending #BoycottPrithvirajMovie because of their own preference to show Prithviraj Chauhan as Gujjar or Rajput
We dont see Prithviraj Chauhan with his caste we know him as Hindu Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan.
Unity of Hindus is much needed.. pic.twitter.com/JzQkYCCStI
— TA 💫 (@Tirlovesha) January 16, 2022
Akshay Kumar is playing the role of Hindu ruler Prithviraj Chauhan, the film Prithviraj also starring Sanjay Dutt, Ashutosh Rana and Sonu Sood. Helmed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar is going to make her Bollywood debut in Prithviraj. Prithviraj is funded by Yash Raj Films, will release in theatres on January 21, 2022.