The coming weekend was when we were finally supposed to see all of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s hard work in the upcoming period drama Padmavati, but, thanks to a certain Shri Rajput Karni Sena, it looks highly unlikely that we will get to witness the bravery and valour of Rani Padmini (played by Deepika Padukone in the film) all thanks to the baseless allegations of the film distorting historical facts (which some will argue, is nothing but fiction.)
Now, after all said and done, the Karni Sena, who brought on hell in Bhansali’s, still wants a nation-wide ban even after renowned journalists have seen the film and said that Alauddin Khilji and Rani Padmavati (played by Ranveer Singh and Padukone respectively) don’t share as much as even a single frame together.
Speaking about the same, Lokendra Singh Kalvi, founder and patron of the Karni Sena said, “Six states have already announced that they will not release the film in their states. We welcome it. Till the new release dates are announced, we want at least 20 CMs to do it. A nationwide ban is in the jurisdiction of the government of India as per a section in the Cinematography Act. The Centre can ban a film even before or after clearance by the censor board,”
To which, he added, “We request the Prime Minister to intervene and ban the film,”
We mean, seriously? Without any proof you want the Prime Minister to intervene? What’s the real agenda here, Mr. Kalvi?
Padmavati, a Sanjay Leela Bhansali epic drama, will (hopefully) release sometime next year.
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