Rajputs in Jammu protest against 'Padmavati'

Rajputs in Jammu protest against 'Padmavati'

Rajputs in Jammu protest against 'Padmavati'

"Actress Deepika Padukone who has played Padmavati should have spoken against the offensive portrayal of the Rajput queen", said Athawale. Sanjay is a responsible filmmaker, and making a film on history is not something easy for him but a big responsibility.

"To express our solidarity, we are gathering on Sunday for a 15-minute blackout, all shooting units in Mumbai will put off lights and no shootings will take place", Pandit said.

To also help pacify the protests, the makers are planning to show the film to leaders of some of the political parties that have raised objections after they have received the Central Board of Film Certification's consensus and approval to certify the film for release. "We have faith in our Prime Minister.for justice to "Padmavati"," Pandit added.

Earlier this month, IFTDA, along with several other cine bodies, came together in support of Padmavati.

"We as film industry feel hurt every time such groups target our films and try to control our freedom of expression".

Jammu: Rajput community members on Friday held protests in Jammu city demanding a ban on the release of the film "Padmavati", alleging that the makers have distorted historical facts.

After Viacom 18 Motion Pictures voluntarily deferred the release date of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much anticipated period drama Padmavati, the makers might have found themselves in a fix.

After threats of disruption of peace in the country, the makers of Padmavati made a decision to postpone their release date from December 1.

Summary: Mysuru: Urging the state government not to allow the release of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed film "Padmavati", which is now in the eye of the storm, members of the Sri Maharaja Pratap Simhaji Rajput Kshatriya Samaj staged a dharna here on Thursday.

"We are living in a democracy and I have faith in the government and its judiciary".

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