Mumbai: From vandalising the sets of the film sets in Rajasthan and destroying the ‘Padmavati’ rangoli made by an artist in a mall in Surat, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has been at the centre of controversies since its inception; the Karni Sena and other fringe elements have done it all.
A couple of days ago, Deepika Padukone, the lead actress of the film put up a brave front and said that nothing can stop the release of Padmavati. All those publicity-hungry hate-mongers, who were looking for mileage, jumped on to the wagon against Deepika and retaliated by saying they will take Deepika’s statement as a challenge.
In a Times Now exclusive, they threatened to behead Sanjay Leela Bhansali and now they have stooped to a new low saying that they’ll maim Deepika by chopping off her nose. They have also made atrocious statements saying Sanjay Leela Bhansali has received funding from Dubai.
The Uttar Pradesh government has also said in a letter to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to ensure that the prospects of public outrage and unrest over Padmavati are considered owing to twisting of historical facts before certification of the film by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
A Meerut resident from the Kshatriya community on Thursday announced a bounty of Rs5 crore on the heads of film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actor Deepika Padukone for “wrongfully portraying” queen Padmini in their coming film Padmavati. Thakur Abhishek Som of Sardhana Chaubisi, who claimed affiliation to the Samajwadi Party, said the Kshatriya community will not tolerate wrongful portrayal of the queen and meddling with its rich heritage.
Earlier on Thursday, Shri Rajput Karni Sena member Mahipal Singh Makrana said in a self-made video that “Rajputs never raise a hand on women but if need be, we will do to Deepika what Lakshman did to Shurpanakha”.