Alauddin Khilji’s character in ‘Padmaavat’ reminded me of Azam Khan, Jaya Prada


On Saturday, actor turned politician Jaya Prada said that Sultan Alauddin Khilji’s character in Bhansali’s movie ‘Padmaavat’ reminded her of Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan.

Jaya also said that she was “harassed” by Khan during one of the elections in which she was contesting.

“When I was watching Padmaavat, Khilji’s character reminded me of Azam Khan ji, how he had harassed me during elections when I was contesting,” the former MP from Rampur constituency in Uttar Pradesh said.

Jaya Prada and the SP leader shared a bad rapport. The former actress once accused Azam Khan of egotism and foul play on previous occasions. In 2009, Jaya had accused Khan of spreading her ‘cheap’ posters to tarnish her image. The bitter rivalry of the two leaders surfaced in 2012 with Jaya promising to destroy Khan’s “arrogance”.