Celebrities including Sonam Kapoor, music composer Vishal Dadlani, southern star Arvind Swami and Ashok Pandit have condemned the attack on filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali by activists of a Rajput community group during the shooting of his upcoming movie "Padmavati". 

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A group of activists forced stopped the shooting of the filmmaker's next directorial venture by vandalising the set at Jaigarh Fort, of Jaipur and also assaulted him, claiming the film was distorting the Rajput queen Padmavati's history. 

Bollywood actors came out in full support of the director and in condemnation of the incident:

Other directors from the film fraternity spoke out in SLB's defence:

Others from the entertainment industry also reacted strongly:

The period drama stars Deepika Padukone in the lead role of Padmavati and features Shahid Kapoor as Raja Ratan Singh. Ranveer Singh is essaying the role of Alauddin Khilji, the medieval-era Delhi sultan, who falls in love with Padmavati. The film is scheduled to release in November this year. 

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