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Bollywood films and controversies go hand-in-hand. Many films which are based on historic characters faced criticism before their release. Despite a delay in its release, threats to life, vandalism attack on directors, these films have gone through a lot of such things. Some of the films which were opposed badly are listed below:

1. Prithviraj

Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar starrer film Prithviraj has landed into another big controversy before its release. The teaser of the movie was released last month and the film is all set to release on 21st January 2022. However, due to the increase in Covid cases, its release might get delayed.

Before its screening, the film has landed into a big controversy. The Gujjars in Rajasthan have threatened to stop the screening of the Bollywood flick 'Prithviraj' starring Akshay Kumar if the movie continues using the term 'Rajput' for Prithviraj Chauhan. The community claimed that Prithviraj was from the Gujjar community and was not a Rajput.

The film teaser represents the heroic story about pride and valour that gives goosebumps to the audience. The film stars Akshay Kumar in the lead role of Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan and Manushi Chhillar as his love interest Sanyogita and is based on late poet Chand Bardai's epic Prithviraj Raso. Other characters played by Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood are also introduced in the teaser.

2. Padmavat

The film Padmavat, based on Rani Padmavati, was in controversy due to many reasons. People from many states of the country including Mewar had protested on the streets and demanded to ban the film. In the song Ghoomar, Rani was shown dancing in front of men, to which there was a lot of objection. The title of the film was also changed from Padmavati to Padmavat.

3. Bajirao-Mastani

Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra starrer the film Bajirao-Mastani was in a lot of controversies after its release. Bajirao was shown dancing in celebration after winning the war, which was objected to by the descendants of the Peshwa. 

4. Panipat

Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt starrer the film Panipat had a lot of controversy for showing the wrong image of Raja Surajmal. As the controversy escalated, the makers edited and trimmed many scenes.

5. Jodha Akbar

There was a lot of controversy over the 2008 film Jodha-Akbar. The people of the Rajput community protested against Jodha being shown as Akbar's wife. He said that Jodha was never married to Akbar. Many said that none of Akbar's 34 wives was named Jodha. On the other hand, many people also claimed that Jodha was not Akbar's wife but his mother-in-law.

6. Manikarnika

Kangana Ranaut played the lead role in the 2019 film Manikarnika. Many facts were misrepresented in the film, on which a lot of objections were raised. Many people said that Rani Laxmibai has been insulted in the film.

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