Theatres screening ‘Padmavat’ would face detrimental consequences: Rajput Karni Sena

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Mumbai: Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama ‘Padmavati’ retitled ‘Padmavat’ has been embroiled in one controversy after other. After a long battle, recently, the movie got January 25 as its release date but the Rajput Karni Sena, protesting against the flick, has stuck to its demand for a complete ban on the film and once again issued a warning on Wednesday.

According to reports, Karni Sena has said that it would impose a janata (people’s) curfew if ‘Padmavat’ is released in India.

“We cannot allow our invaluable legacy to be ruined because of the film as it brings disgrace to Rani Padmavati and is an attack on Rajput pride. It presents distorted facts and threatens to shake India’s cultural identity… We will impose a janata curfew if it releases,” said Rajput Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi.

He also said that it would be a peaceful protest against the flick.

Kalvi claimed that chief ministers of Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Uttarakhand have assured that ‘Padmavat’ will not release in their states.

As per sources, the Karni Sena chief is not ready for any compromise on the issue.

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