Padmavati: Protests in Bengaluru against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film

Yolanda Curtis
November 15, 2017

"In a democracy everyone has right to protest". They attacked the theater for some of the protesters saw the trailer being screened in the theater. According to reports, 8 people have been arrested relating to the incident.

Karni Sena vandalised Aakash Mall in Kota protesting Padmavati's trailer being shown at the Cinema Hall in Rajasthan.

She says that there are many politicians, organizations, and individuals which also includes Bharati Janta Party and Congress Party and they are raising their fingers at the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali by claiming that the movie is distorting the history and they are even demanding that the release of the movie should be postponed. The film also features Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmavati, alongside Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji.

Opposition to Deepika Padukone's upcoming release Padmavati has spilled over to Twitter where vitriolic tweets are being directed at the 31-year-old actress after she spoke about her embattled film.

"As a woman, I feel proud to be a part of this film, and to tell this story, which needs to be told". And where have we reached as a nation?

The actor added that only the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has the power to decide if the film is suitable for release. "If the actor reacts to us, this is our way of giving it back".

Talking to media, earlier in the day, Deepika said she believes that the film will tide over the controversy and win a "bigger battle" for the industry. However, the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali made it clear that there's no controversial scene in the movie, they have made this film with full responsibility and kept the honour to the Rajputs.

Padmavati is slated to release on December 1.

Chief minister Vasundhara Raje faces pressure from within her flock as two MLAs of BJP, Gyan Dev Ahuja, MLA from Alwar of Ramgarh Constituency, and Shaitan Singh Rathore, MLA from Jaisalmer, have written to her and in no uncertain terms demanded that the film be banned. This has happened with many films in the past and every time it has happened, I have spoken openly about it.

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