Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ has been surrounded by controversy since its first posters. After being attacked in his hometown in Jaipur earlier this year, Karni Sena are now burning posters of the film in the same region.
Starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Paducone and Shahid Kapoor, the film is slated for a December 1 release. Karni Sena have revolted once again against the franchise by burning its posters in Jaipur. A group of protesters gathered in front of Rajmandir Cinema Hall and shouted slogans against Bhansali and burnt posters of the film. “While shooting in Jaipur, Bhansali had promised to show the film to us and historians before releasing it. But since then no one has contacted us, nor has the film been shown to us,” Narain Singh Divrala, district president Jaipur of the Shri Rajpur Karni Sena, told IANS.
“We want him to show the film to the core committee of Shri Rajput Karni Sena and various organizations, including historians, before releasing it,” Divrala said. “Till then we will not allow the film to be released,” he added. “If the Karni Sena core committee and historians don’t have any problems only then will we allow screening of the movie,” he added. “We have come to know through media reports that facts and history have been distorted in the film, and it is unacceptable,” Divrala said.