Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ has been facing constant opposition in the form of violence and threats from members of Rajput Karni Sena ever since they disrupted the shoot of the film in Jaipur earlier this year. As the film’s release nears, Rajput Karni Sena has intensified its protestations against the film. Few days back, they called for nationwide bandh and Bhansali was later provided police protection by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Rajput Karni Sena member Mahipal Singh Makrana issued a fresh threat today in a self-made video. He said, “Rajputs never raise a hand on women but if need be, we will do to Deepika what Lakshman did to Shurpanakha.” On the other hand, Lokendra Singh Kalvi, Rajput Karni Sena chief said they will call for a bandh on December 1, 2017, the film’s release date. He said, “We will gather in lakhs, our ancestors wrote history with blood we will not let anyone blacken it; we will call for Bharat bandh on December 1.”