The controversy around Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has refused to slow down in the current scenario. The trailer of the film received an extraordinary response from the movie-goers but didn’t go well with the Shri Rajput Karni Sena.
The protestor group had destroyed the rangoli of Deepika Padukone’s Padmavati poster, which took 48 hours of hard work to make. Artist Karan K, who had made the Rangoli was shocked by this incident. He tweeted, “#Padmavati Rangoli Controversy! A crowd of 100 people cried JAY SRI RAM AND rubbed out my 48hrs’ intense work! Shocked.”
Post this embarrassing event, lead actress Deepika Padukone expressed her anger and heartbreak on twitter. The actress posted the pictures of vandalized rangoli followed by series of tweets – “absolutely heartbreaking to see the recent attack on artist Karan and his artwork!disgusting and appalling to say the least!”
-“Who are these people?Who is responsible for their actions?For how long are we going to let this go on?”
-“allow them to take law into their own hands & attack our freedom & right to individual expression time & again!?”
-“this has to stop NOW & action must be taken!@smritiirani”
The film has faced many obstacles right from its inception, Earlier in this year, the protestors manhandled and misbehaved with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, while he was shooting in Jaipur.
The protestors also burnt the costumes of the lead characters and vandalized the sets. A protestor from Karni Sena quoted, “We will not allow distorted facts to be shown in the film at any cost, and will see to it that the film is not screened in half of India. They are trying to defame Padmavati by distorting historical facts. It is not acceptable.”
Padmavati revolves around the story of Chittor’s Rani Padmini, her husband Raja Ratan Singh and an evil invader Alauddin Khilji. The magnum opus is scheduled to release on December 1.