Padmavati rangoli destroyed; Deepika Padukone seeks Smriti Irani's intervention

Yolanda Curtis
October 19, 2017

Members of a Rajput organisation on Monday rubbed out a "rangoli" - or artwork - created at a Surat mall for the promotion of the film Padmavati, and threatened further disruption. The rangoli of Deepika's Padmavati poster, which took 48 hours to make, was destroyed by a group of protesters on Tuesday. The Karni Sena destroyed the sets of the film and even burned its posters demanding a special screening for themselves.

After the rangoli issue coming into limelight and the artist tweeting to Deepika to raise her voice on the same, the Bollywood beauty came to his rescue.

A disheartened Karan then took to social media to share before and after pictures of his rangoli and tagged the actors, hoping someone would revert to it. The film stars an nearly similar cast that includes Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone alongside new entrant the Bhansali camp, Shahid Kapoor.

Deepika too shared her disappointment and anger at the goons. Who are these people?Who is responsible for their actions?For how long are we going to let this go on?

Deepika said action must be taken against these people.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much anticipated, big-budget cinematic outing, Padmavati is his third period film in a row, after Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani.

Padmavati revolves around the story of Chittor's Rani Padmini, her husband Raja Ratan Singh and the tyrannical Delhi emperor Alauddin Khilji. They claimed that the filmmaker had distorted some historical facts and hence they would not allow the film's release, a leading daily reported. "Around 20 days back someone from Bhansali's team had called and told us to see the film, but we asked them to show it to historians and intellectuals".

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