Even as Deepika Padukone movie Padmaavat finally released across the country after much wait and controversies surrounding it, a fringe outfit today put a new bounty on the actor's nose.
Even as Deepika Padukone movie Padmaavat finally released across the country after much wait and controversies surrounding it, a fringe outfit today put a new bounty on the actor’s nose. This comes months after a Meerut based resident announced a bounty of Rs 5 crore on her as also film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, for allegedly portraying queen Padmini in a wrongful manner. “We have collected a bounty of crores of rupees from Kanpurites to be given as the reward to anyone who will bring the chopped off the nose of Deepika Padukone,” Kanpur Kshatriya Mahasabha president Gajendra Singh Rajawat was quoted as saying. He added, “Kshatriya community will contribute and give the person a reward of Rs 1 crore who chops off Deepika Padukone’s ears and nose.”
Meanwhile, in Rajasthan, a number of rods were blocked, shops were attacked and bike rallies were organised as protests continued in the state against the film. A number of theatre owners decided not to screen the movie due to law and order situation. The Rajput Karni Sena took out a bike rally in Jaipur and in other parts of the movie. “Our protest against the film is continuing. The Shree Rajput Karni Sena took out a bike rally in Jaipur and similar protests took place in other areas also,” group’s president Mahipal Makrana told the agency.
As per Additional Director General of Police N R K Reddy, protests were organised in a number of areas in the state, including Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Banswara and Dungarpur. Protestors also blocked Kota-Bundi highway. There were also reports of a blockade on Udaipur-Chittorgarh road. Traffic being disrupted on Dungarpur-Ahmedabad road. In Jaipur, tight security arrangements have been put in place, where the five-day Jaipur Literature Festival also began on Thursday. The film, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has not been released in Rajasthan as cinema hall owners and members of multiplex associations decided not to screen the film due to ongoing law and order situation in the state.