The makers of the film Samrat Prithviraj told the Delhi high court on Wednesday that the film is caste-neutral and focuses solely on honouring the Indian warrior and king Samrat Prithviraj.
The declaration was given in front of a bench consisting of acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Sachin Datta, who recorded the statement made on behalf of Yash Raj Films and dismissed a petition seeking a stay on the film’s release.
“The film is caste-neutral, with the goal of portraying the title character as an Indian king. There is no mention of King Prithviraj being a member of either the Rajput or Gurjar communities. The film is only dedicated to praising Samrat Prithviraj, an Indian warrior and ruler “The remark was made by the filmmakers’ legal counsel.
Gurjar Samaj Sarv Sangathan Sabha is the petitioner. Ekta Samanya is an Indian actress. According to historical documents, Chauhan’s father was a Gujjar, yet other websites’ descriptions of the film stated that it was about a Rajput monarch.
The petitioner’s counsel said that portraying the character as Rajput would damage Gujjar’s feelings.
The lawyers for the producers claimed that they had no control over the content of other websites.