Shiv Sena raised objections about historical inaccuracies in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani, to which Priyanka Chopra said, "We live in a democracy and this is a film. " She also said, "there is difference between inspired from history and based on history. "
Priyanka went on to say that the film is based on a book (Rau), questioning: "The book came out years ago, why weren't objections raised then? Just because this is a film with a big budget and a big cast? If someone's sentiments are getting hurt, then they should have been hurt with the book too?"
She also said that many history books have been written about Bajirao but not about his personal life.