A director decides to make a film on a century-old folk character. Is it a crime?
Sanjay Leela Bhansali with script finalized and cast for movie ready just like any filmmaker settles on to make ‘Padmavati’. We all are well aware that it is based on the story of Rajput queen Padmini, Maharawal Ratan Singh and Allauddin Khilji. In the initial days of the beginning of shooting the so-called vanguards of values & pride of a group claimed that the filmmaker had degraded the character’s honor faced assault. They also ensured that the director is slapped and the video got viral on all platforms.
Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor starring movie were slated to get released on December 1, 2017, but with the release date coming close the “#virodhagainstpadmavati” has been increased and till date, there is no stopping. Now, according to news the official release date of Padmavati is postponed.
The Rajput groups allegedly claiming of the wrong portrayal of historical events spearhead the protest to such an extent that few of the state governments have banned the release of a film in their state. Shivraj Singh’s Madhya Pradesh Government this week has announced the ban of Padmavati in the state.
Recently, there is a news that in Jaipur’s Nahargarh fort a body has been found hanging with Anti-Padmavati slogans been carved on nearby rocks.
‘Padmavati ka virodh’; ‘Hum putle nahi jalate, latkate hain’; were slogans written on the rocks.
According to the news source, the police have started the investigation into the matter and the victim’s identity is yet to be known. It is also ascertained that if it is a murder or a suicide. However, the Shri Rajput Karni Sena has denied from having their hand in Nahargarh fort’s incident.
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