Padmavati is getting more than its fair share of flak and controversies over a situation that was easily avoidable. Religious organizations are claiming that history has been distorted, without any proof, sets are being vandalized, makers are being threatened, and it feels like matters have just begun to heat up.
Just about yesterday, we got to hear about how the leader of Karni Sena, the group who kick-started the acts of vandalism on the sets of the magnum opus, has threatened to cut off Deepika Padukone‘s nose ahead of the release of the film if it releases at all.
In a statement, the leader said, “Rajputs never raise a hand on women but if need be, we will do to Deepika what Lakshmana did to Shrupnakha.”. Which was, essentially, chopping off the nose.
Given that so much is happening over a film (which is probably a work of fiction), the on-screen Rani Padmini, Deepika Padukone, has been provided special security around her Mumbai residence.
We hope that all stays smooth with the release, although chances are looking to be pretty slim.
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