The trailer of Bollywood film Padmavati has everyone counting down the days to the release, with Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in the lead roles, the song of the film has also taken the internet by storm, but!
UNFORTUNATELY! Padmavati has been facing constant opposition in the form of violence and threats from members of Rajput Karni Sena (the fringe group in Rajasthan) ever since the shoot of the film in Jaipur earlier this year. The sets were damaged twice. The director was attacked while shooting in Rajasthan capital Jaipur.
The film is based on a 16th century. People of the old times history are claiming that there is no record of such a queen in history.
After talking to ANI, Karni Sena member Mahipal Singh Makrana said, “Rajput Karni Sena is fighting to protect the image of women being portrayed in the films. We never raise a hand on women but if need be, we will do to Deepika what Lakshman did to Shurpanakha for violating the rules and culture of India.”
Earlier this week, its members went on the rampage in Kota destroying shops and broke the ticket window of a cinema hall that was screening a trailer of the film.
As the film’s release nears, Rajput Karni Sena has intensified its protestations against the film. Karni Sena threatens Deepika Padukone with physical harm saying that they will cut off her nose.
“We are providing her adequate security after the threat… The police will provide security at her residence as well as office in Mumbai,” senior Mumbai police officer Deven Bharti told news agency Press Trust of India.
We have also heard from our sources that Padmavati will be banned! But Padukone had ealier said that nothing could stop the release of the film and that India had regressed as a nation. Who knew that Padmavati will take such an ugly turn! Well we will have to wait to see what happens.