Padmavati row: Fringe group offers bounty of 1 crore to burn Deepika Padukone alive

Miss Alone

Prime VIP
As the controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati continued to simmer, a fringe group today targeted actress Deepika Padukone, announcing a reward of Rs one crore for anyone "burning her alive".
Members of the Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha (ABKM) burnt over a hundred effigies of Padukone, who plays legendary Rajput queen Padmavati in the movie, and Bhansali at Damodar Swarup park here and shouted slogans against them.
They also took out a march to the collectorate office and submitted a memorandum to the district magistrate demanding a ban on the release of the movie.

ABKM's youth wing leader Bhuvneshwar Singh said, "Deepika should know how it feels like to be burnt alive. The actress will never know the sacrifice of the queen. We demand that office-bearers of the organisation be shown the movie before it is released."
Asked about Bhuvneshwar Singh's threatening remarks, Superintendent of Police Rohit Singh Sahjawan said a report had been sought in this regard.
"We have sought a report from the policemen on duty. Thereafter, action will be taken," he said.
Padmavati has been facing protests over the alleged "distortion of historical facts" in the film.
Earlier this year, Bhansali was roughed up by members of the fringe group Rajput Karni Sena in Jaipur. Its elaborate sets were also vandalised during shooting schedules in Jaipur and Kolhapur.
Deepika and Bhansali have also received threats. Their security has been beefed up by the Mumbai police.
Meanwhile, the film fraternity has come out in support of Bhansali and the team, with many leading artistes calling it an attack on creative freedom
 

kit walker

Prime VIP
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one thing that is bothering me is the character in question has no historical existence. it has a fictional existence. Why they are spitting fire in name of glory and pride. Why such a huge and cry over a film. I think this controversy has some connection with gujrat elections. Media has faithfully sidelined the election issue. Freedom of expression should not be suppressed.
 

Dhillon

Dhillon Sa'aB™
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the makers could have just named the characters differently.

its not just about Rajputs, even Khalji was not a bad king.
 

Dhillon

Dhillon Sa'aB™
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Madhya Pradesh Government bans Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’

In a major development to the ongoing 'Padmavati' crisis, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has banned the Sanjay Leela Bhansali flick in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

The Rajput Community had reportedly submitted a memorandum before CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan seeking a ban on 'Padmavati'. The CM has reportedly said that he won't be allowing the release of Bhansali's magnum opus in his state.
 

Dhillon

Dhillon Sa'aB™
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Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh came out in support of the protesters, who say any possible depiction of romance between Padmini and 14th century Muslim ruler Alauddin Khilji is wrong and an insult to the community. “Nobody will accept the distortion of history and those who are protesting are rightly doing so,” ANI quoted the Congress leader as saying.
 
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