Jaipur: Member of the erstwhile Jaipur royal family and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA, Diya Kumari, on Wednesday threatened to oppose release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmavati’ unless “objectionable scenes” were not removed from the film.
“As long as we are not fully satisfied with the film and objectionable scenes are not removed we will not let ‘Padmavati’ release,” Kumari told ANI, on behalf of the Rajput community.
The film has been embroiled in a spate of controversies ever since its inception. The period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor has been facing protests from various communal groups, including Shree Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering historical facts.
The Karni Sena, which demolished the sets of the movie in Jaipur and also thrashed Bhansali, last month, again, warned the director that he would face consequences if the movie distorted historical facts.