Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie Padmavati has landed in controversy as Rajput Karni Sena and many political leaders are against its release.
As reported by a news agency, the Rajput Karni Sena in Kota area of Rajasthan vandalised a mall when Padmavati trailer was shown in the theatre. These men were shouting 'Karni Sena Zindabaad' as they were damaging the theatre. They even used abusive words against Bhansali.
The Rajput Karni Sena believe that Bhansali has shown a dream love sequence between Rani Padmini (played by Deepika Padukone) and Alauddin Khilji (played by Ranveer Singh).
The protest against Bhansali's Padmavati has been going on since its announcement. Sanjay Leela Bhansali was also attacked long back when he was shooting the movie in Rajasthan. Even the movie set was vandalised back then.
However, the director has announced several times that there is no such scene. He even said in a video that he respects Rani Padmini and he has taken well care of Rajput community's status and dignity in the film.
In a recent interview, when Deepika was asked about the ongoing controversy about Padmavati, she had said, "It's appalling, it's absolutely appalling. What have we gotten ourselves into? And where have we reached as a nation? We have regressed. The only people we are answerable to is the censor board, and I know and I believe that nothing can stop the release of this film."
The movie also stars Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh. Padmavati is slated to release on December 1, 2017.