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Rajasthan Region: Film Festival and Inder Chopra

rajasthan region: Inder Chopra, vice president of Toronto's International Film Festival of South Asia IFFSA visited India last month to try to land Padmaavat for his own festival, according to CBC. The film tells the story of a 14th-century Rajput queen revered in India's Rajasthan region for resisting the advances of a Turkish Muslim king, after he attacks and overcomes the formidable fort of Chittorgarh and the Rajput ruler, in order to capture the beautiful Hindu queen. Inder Chopra of the International Film Festival of South Asia expects the historical drama by director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, which opened Wednesday in India, to be a grand show. Or so the story goes. But in the northern region of Rajasthan, where Rajput warriors repeatedly fought off invaders, the film's rumoured depiction of the queen a symbol of high female honour sparked violent protests by some Hindu groups and Rajput caste organizations. The film is based on an epic poem written 200 years after the siege in 1303, leaving questions ever since about its accuracy, and whether the queen in question even existed. ( As reported in the news.