Allauddin Khilji comes in limelight again when actress turned politician Jaya Prada on Saturday compared 13-14th century ruler to Azam Khan. She said that she ws watching Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s Padmaavat and founnd out the remarkable similarities between Khilji and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan. She claimed that the cruelity of Khilji reminded him the time when Azam Khan harrased her.
This is what Jaya said:
“When I was watching Padmaavat,Khilji’s character reminded me of Azam Khan ji,” she said.
MP from Rampur further said that she was “harassed” by Khan when she was contesting for the elections.
The beginning of their rivalry:
In 2009, Azam Khan supporters openly campaigned against the party candidate, Jaya Prada. She even accused Khan of circulating vulgar material to tarnish her image in 2009, stating that she would complain to the Election Commission about it. she told the media that Azam Khan used wrong words and abuses. She said, “He may not be directly telling them but some of his stooges wave black flags and protest in my presence. It was very disturbing.
Jaya Prada won the election but by a reduced margin of about 30,000 votes. After then Jaya Prada vowed to destroy Khan’s “arrogance”.
She was expelled from Samajwadi Party in 2010 along side of Amar Singh for indulging in activities against the political interest of the party.
Later she moved to Amar Singh camp.