Karni Sena accepts Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s invitation to watch ‘Padmaavat’


Mumbai: Responding to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s invitation to watch his forthcoming magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’, the Rajput Karni Sena has asked the filmmaker to remove the objectionable scenes from the flick on its suggestions then only it will watch the movie.

The Rajput Karni Sena, protesting against ‘Padmaavat’, claimed that it had received a letter from Bhansali productions, inviting them to watch the film. But they rejected his invitation, asking again to ban the flick.

The letter reads: “The film will maintain the honour and dignity of Queen Padmavati… The dream sequence being talked about in the film is just a rumour and we have already apprised you about the same in the letter sent on January 29, 2017. There is no such scene… We assure that the entire Rajput community will feel proud after watching the film.”

But, the Karni Sena on Monday replied to Bhansali’s invitation and indicated that it will watch the movie ahead of its release. “We are ready to watch the film,” Karni Sena leader Lokendra Singh Kalvi.

He also that Bhansali had promised to arrange a special screening of the movie a year ago. “Now he has written to us for the screening and we are ready for that,” Kalvi said.

After a long battle, finally ‘Padmaavat’ got a release date as January 25. The Censor Board of Film certification (CBFC) gave a U/A certificate to the movie after incorporating five modifications.

The Supreme Court also suspended the ban on the release of ‘Pamaavat’ placed by the leaders of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh.

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