Mumbai(November 17, 2017): Fringe organisations have scaled up protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmavati and the street war is getting uglier by the minute.
Karni Sena, whose members attacked the director in January this year in Jaipur where he was shooting the film, have now threatened to maim the film’s lead actor, Deepika Padukone.The film is based on a 16th century poem and historians have said that there is no record of such a queen in history.
Earlier in the day, Sri Rajput Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi said the Sena would gather in lakhs and called for a nationwide shutdown on December 1.“Our ancestors wrote history with blood, hence, we will not let anyone blacken it,” he added. Meanwhile, Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha are signing a petition with blood against the film, which will be sent to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Rajput community in Meerut has also announced a bounty of Rs 5 crore on the filmmaker’s head.He threatened to burn down any theatre which screens the film and said, “Jauhar ki jwala hai, bahut kuch jalega. Rok sako to rok lo. (This is the fire of ‘jauhar’, a lot of things will burn. Stop us if you can.)”