Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has created a havoc all around the Hindu fronts. From facing political roadblocks to receiving threats from several Rajput Hindu saffron organisations, the trouble for the film seems to have no end.
After Rajput Karni Sena threatened to chop off Deepika Padukone’s nose in case she doesn’t refrain from “inciting public sentiments,” police have increased security at her residence. Amid all this, another Rajput organisation has announced to offer Rs. 5 crore to whoever beheads Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone.
“Anyone who brings the head of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone will be rewarded with Rs 5 crore. Rani Ma Padmavati had sacrificed her life with 12,000 other women in mass immolation (Jauhar), and Bhansali has raised a question on her courage by showing her in bad light in his film. This is unacceptable. Either both of them should leave the country or get ready to be beheaded,” said Thakur Abhishek Som, national president of Akhil Bharatiya Kshatriya Yuva Mahasabha.
“Some members of the Thakur community who hold important positions in the state may not be protesting against Padmavati, but a large number of others will fight for the honour of Rani Ma Padmavati. Bhansali must re-read history to know the real facts about her,” he added.
He says they are not scared of anything, not even death. “I am not afraid of police action and I am ready to sacrifice my life for this cause. No one will be able to protect Bhansali and Padukone”.
Meanwhile, the movie is slated to hit the screens on Dec. 1. Karni Sena Is In No Mood To Settle For Padmavati Pre-Screening, but Called For Bharat Bandh On Dec 1 2017.
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