Following Supreme Court’s green signal for the controversial Bollywood movie Padmavat, earlier known as Padmavati, several members of the Rajput community on Thursday, January 18, warned the authority about serious consequences on releasing Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film. The Supreme Court has given the green signal for Padmavat’s pan-India release.
A group of people from the Rajput community in Chhattisgarh has intensified the protest by saying that this is their last warning and authorities will face harsh consequences if it is ignored. They also said that queen Padmavati is the symbol of their pride and they will not let someone play with it. They also warned by saying that they will set all those cinema halls screening Padmavat ablaze.
Meanwhile, Rajput Karni Sena chief in Ujjain, Lokendra Singh Kalvi has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to impose a ban on the release of the movie citing that the release of the movie may disrupt the social fabric across the country. However, he indicated that they might watch the film before its release, of they any special screening is organized.
The Karni Sena chief also urged people and social organizations to block the release of the controversial film. He also requested people to create a curfew-like situation outside the theatres playing the film. Voice of protest has also been heard from Haryana, where politician Suraj Pal Amu, who earlier threatened to set cinema halls playing Padmavati on fire, again warned about serious consequences and said that Supreme Court’s ruling has hurt the sentiments of the Rajput community.
The Haryana politician earlier offered Rs. 10 crore reward to the person who will behead Padmavati director Sanjay Leela Bhansali or actor Deepika Padukone. The politician, however, was forced to resign from the post of Haryana BJP’s chief media coordinators for uttering the sensitive speech.