Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming movie “Padmavati” has been making headlines since the beginning of its shooting, unfortunately for all the wrong reasons.
The Rajput groups are protesting against the film as they feel that Rani Padmavati has been shown in a bad light and for the same, they are demanding a ban on the flick. The sets of the movie were vandalised and director Bhansali was physically assaulted as well.
However, even after facing such difficulties, the film was completed but the protests have also gained momentum as the date of the release approached. Earlier the flick was scheduled to release on December 1 but now because of some issues between CBFC and the production house, Padmavati’s release has been postponed.
In the last few days, we have witnessed that the Rajput Karni Sena and other organisations have been issuing open threats to the actors and director of “Padmavati”. Earlier, the President of Karni Sena (Rajasthan) threatened that they will chop off Deepika’s nose if she doesn’t stop speaking in favour of the movie.
Later on, a reward of Rs. 50 lakh was announced on the heads of Deepika and Bhansali by the protestors from Uttar Pradesh and then the suit was followed by Haryana’s BJP chief media coordinator who announced Rs. 10 crore bounty for the person who beheads the Mastani of Bollywood along with SLB.
If you are shocked and surprised with the above announcements, Bhuvneshwar Singh, the youth wing leader of Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha (ABKM) has gone one level ahead. He has announced a reward of Rs. 1 crore for anyone who will burn Deepika Padukone alive.
“Deepika should know how it feels like to be burnt alive. The actress will never know the sacrifice of the queen. Any person burning her alive will be given Rs 1 crore. We demand that office-bearers of the organisation be shown the movie before it is released.”
There may be difference in opinions but this doesn’t give anyone a right to kill, behead or burn anyone. These are not signs of people living in civilised society. We want a peaceful solution to the matter. What do you say?