1. Padmavati issue: After Jyotiraditya Scindia hits back, Shashi Tharoor clarifies his remarks on row

Padmavati issue: After Jyotiraditya Scindia hits back, Shashi Tharoor clarifies his remarks on row

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday came under fire for his remarks against Indian rulers. So much so, that his own party colleague Jyotiraditya Scindia slammed him for his statement.

By: | Updated: November 17, 2017 9:22 PM
jyotiraditya Scindia, Shashi Tharoor,padmavati, Union Minister Smriti Irani had also questioned Tharoor and even mocked some of the Congress leaders who have a royal lineage.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday came under fire for his remarks against Indian rulers. So much so, that his own party colleague Jyotiraditya Scindia slammed him for his statement. “I think he should study history. I am Jyotiraditya Scindia and I am proud of my past,” Scindia said today. Earlier, Union Minister Smriti Irani had also questioned Tharoor and even mocked some of the Congress leaders who have a royal lineage. “Did all Maharajas bend down before the British? What do the likes of Jyotiraditya Scindia, Capt Amarinder Singh and Digvijaya Singh have to say?” she had said. However, as the controversy snowballed, Tharoor clarified his statement. “Some blind followers of the BJP are spreading false propaganda that I have commented on Rajput honour. Speaking against British rule, I discussed those royals that stood by the side of our colonisers,” he said.

“Keeping our cultural diversity in mind, I fearlessly say that it is our duty to respect the sentiments of the Rajput community. Their valour is a part of our history that can’t be questioned. BJP and the Censor Board should respect this,” ANI quoted Tharoor as saying.

On Thursday, Tharoor had claimed that India’s erstwhile kings were “less concerned about their honour when the British were trampling all over it,” adding that they are going after “a Mumbai filmmaker because their honour is at stake.” He had said, “In fact, every single one of these so-called valorous maharajas, who today are after a Mumbai filmmaker because their honour is at stake, they were less concerned about their honour when the British were trampling all over it. They scurried to accommodate themselves. So let’s face it, there is no question, that we were complicit,” he said.

Meanwhile, the controversy around Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor starrer Padmavati is only growing with each passing day. Earlier today, Karni Sena president Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi said Rani Padmavati’s depiction in the film was “totally distorted” and the Rajput community will not accept her “wrong” portrayal. “It is an insult to the culture of the community and the queen’s legacy,” he said. He further urged central and state governments to not allow the release of the film, which is scheduled for December 1. Meanwhile, the makers of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” have rubbished the rumour that movie can be postponed to January next year. Some reports said that the makers plan to postpone the release of “Padmavati” to January 12 following pressure on the filmmakers.

 

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    Amun Ra
    Nov 17, 2017 at 10:07 pm
    1857 — scindia gaddar they. And this guy is prod. He got freedom as alms just like rest of India. 1857 was the time for those British licking maharajas to act.
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    1. Ramakrishna Tumuluri
      Nov 17, 2017 at 9:58 pm
      Tharoor, Scindia miss what is involved. It is not Royal, Queen etc current BJP, Congress calculus of loss,gain---Padmini lives in OUR HEARTS/ MINDS as a Mother figure. We have elevated put her on the pedestal as a Goddess--HIndu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, so- knowledgeable sensible feel. No Mother figure, any, would like be shown even in Film portrayals as Dancing or Dancing Girl like-- call it Freedom of Expression ? All our Mothers, Fathers must have DONE the same naked mechanic processes If hey are portrayed in Pictures how would you feel Prince or Plebian ? How would Ranveer, Bhansali, Deepika feel ? Padmavati is a GODDESS--DONT MAKE HER ROLL ON THE STAGE AS DANCING GIRL IT HURTING ART --ABOUT FREEDOM IF YOU HAVE FREEDOM, HAVE NOT THE KARNIS, OTHER GROUPS FREEDOM TO PROTEST ?. MF HUSSAIN PORTRAYED BARE SITA --ART > IN THE NAME ART, FREE EXPRESSIOM CAN BHANSALI SHOW NAKED FIVE YEAR OLD AYESHA AS SYMBOLS PEDAPHILE MARRIAGE ? OR AMINAS LIFE WITH PROPHETS FATHER ?
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