Mumbai: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati is hitting the headlines because of the ongoing controversies against it. But the protest took an ugly and scary turn after a body of a man was found hanging at Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur on Friday with a threat written on a rock.
According to reports, the body of a 40-year-old man was found hanging at the Nahargarh fort with a threat notes written on a rock, hinting that the death was related to the controversy over ‘Padmavati’. The threat said, “We don’t burn effigies, we kill.”
As per reports, the man has been identified as a local resident, who was last seen on Thursday afternoon.
A senior police official revealed that investigation is going on to find out whether it was suicide or murder. When asked about the message written in Hindi on the rock, he said, “We will probe whose handwriting it is and who has written it.”
Several Hindu groups are protesting against the movie for allegedly distorting the history. Actress Deepika Padukone, who plays Rani Padmini in Padmavati, and director of the flick Sanjay Leela Bhansali have even received death threats.
If sources are to be believed, a member of Rajput Karni Sena condemned the act and said, “This is not the way to send a message. If anyone wants to send out a message of such sort, it is imparting a wrong message. Opposition to Padmavati is justified, but this is not justified.”
After continuous protests, two states Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh banned Padmavati from release.