Published On: Mon, Nov 13th, 2017

Massive Protests Against the Movie Padmavati are Taking Place in India

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padmavatiThe movie Padmavati is facing a lot of problems and protests against Padmavati have risen. It has been reported that massive protests against Padmavati have taken place in various cities of India especially in Rajput populated places.

The movie made by Sanjay Leela Bansali is based on the life of Alauddin Khalji and Rani Padmavati. The movie has star studded cast, it has Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles. Bollywood is fully supporting Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

The government has not taken any action against the protests but the tension is gathering more momentum each day. The movie is planned to release on December 1.

Gandhinagar and Surat held big rallies against the movie and it was demanded the release of movie should be banned. More than one lakh members of the community gathered at Gandhinagar, thousands took part in the protest march in Surat to raise their demand of staying the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film.

Mansinh Rathod, who is heading the Gujarat chapter of ‘Karni Sena’, stated that Mr Bhansali has “distorted the historical facts in the movie.”

The main issue that the protests are raising is that there is a dream sequence in the movie in which Rani Padmavati has been shown romancing with Allaudin Khilji.

Virendrasinh Bhati of Karni Sena said that, “We are very much sure that there is dream sequence in the movie. If Bhansali claimed that the movie is as per the historical facts, then why he has not fulfilled his promise of showing it to us. We want the government to take a clear stand and ban the movie. If the movie gets released, Rajputs will show what they can do.”

The Mumbai association has conducted a meeting to support Sanjal Leela Bhansali and it is expected that the movie will be released on the given date.

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- Junaid Ashraf has a Master of Philosophy degree in government and public policy. He has international publications through Taylor & Francis, a leading British publishing body. He regularly write columns for newspapers. His interests include international political economy, geopolitics and good governance. He writes for Asia Times.