Padmavati ban controversy live updates: Padmavati has been creating wave of storm since the time of its inception. On one hand, where Bhansali was accused of distorting history and showing the Rajput community in bad light, Deepika Padukone too could not escape off the scornful eyes of the Karni Sena. Now, Deepika Padukone has been threatened by the Karni Sena group of physically harming her if the need arises. Earlier, the Supreme Court had refused to stay the release of ‘Padmavati’ over which the Allahabad High Court also declined to entertain a plea seeking a ban of the Bollywood film. BJP MLA and head of Film Studio Setting and Allied Mazdoor Union, Ram Kadam on Wednesday threatened that if Bhansali doesn’t agree with its demand, the union won’t let the star director shoot any film. Meanwhile, Rajput Karni Sena protested in Bengaluru demanding a ban on the film. While the trailer of the movie had garnered rave reviews, the song Ghoomar was praised for its aesthetic sensibility.
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9:43 pm: Taking precautionary measures ahead of the scheduled release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie ‘Padmavati’, Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police Sulkhan Singh has asked the force to remain extra vigilant.
4:08 pm: The Karni Sena members vandalised booking counters, glass windows and gates, and office furniture of the theatre, Anand Yadav, circle in charge of Gumanpura police station, said.
2:43 pm: Controversies related to the song Ghoomar has also risen, Rajasthan royals claim, “History has witnessed that none of the Rajput maharanis has ever danced in front of anyone, and they cannot play with history,” she said, indicating the “Ghoomar” song which features the film’s lead actress Deepika Padukone.
2:27 pm: Jauhar ki jwala hai, bahut kuch jalega. Rok sako to rok lo: Lokendra Singh Kalvi, Rajput Karni Sena
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2:18 pm: Heena Singh Judeo, daughter-in-law of Dilip Singh Judeo of Chhattisgarh’s erstwhile royal family, told IANS over phone: “Our only demand is that the filmmaker should show us what the movie is, because it is related to the history.”
2:14 pm: A Chhatisgarh royal says filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali must show “Padmavati” to the Rajput organisations as the film is related to history, and has slammed the way the movie has a song depicting a Rajput queen doing the ‘ghoomar’ dance.
2:07 pm: Indian Film and Television Director’s Association Convener Ashoke Pandit writes to Maharashtra CM, express gratitude for providing security to
Indian Film and Television Director’s Association Convener Ashoke Pandit writes to Maharashtra CM, express gratitude for providing security to #SanjayLeelaBhansali . #Padmavati pic.twitter.com/VKxWn1vxb1
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1:59 pm: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday slammed actress Deepika Padukone for giving a “lecture on regression”. “Cine actress Deepika Padukone giving us lecture on regression! Nation can progress only when it is regression from her perspective,” Swamy tweeted.
1:54 pm: Actor Shahid Kapoor has urged the people to first watch the movie without harbouring any preconceived notions.
1:47 pm: Two of the protesting organisations — the Rajputana Vikas Sanghthan and the Veer Kunwar Singh Shodh Sanghthan — also submitted a memorandum to the district magistrate, demanding a ban on the movie.
1:46 pm: Several outfits earlier had protested against the Bollywood film ‘Padmavati’ and appealed to people not to watch the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed movie, which is due to release shortly.
1:37 pm: Watch Video: Here’s what Padmavati director Sanjay Leela Bhansali had to say:
1:33 pm: The Supreme Court had earlier refused to stay the release of Deepika Padukone starrer ‘Padmavati’ over which the Allahabad High Court also declined to entertain a plea seeking a ban of the Bollywood film.
1:32 pm: After months of staying at the receiving end of a lot of anger, the makers of Padmavati on Monday said they were ready to screen the film for those who had doubts about its content once the film was passed by the Censor Board, Indian Express reported.
1:19 pm: Hindu Janajagruti Samiti on Tuesday asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to cut objectionable scenes from the period drama.
1:05 pm: Nearly 50 activists of Shri Rajput Karni Sena on Tuesday had rampaged through a cinema hall in Kota to protest the screening a teaser of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next movie ‘Padmavati’, which the group say distorts historical facts.
12:57 pm: The Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) along with Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA), Western India Cinematographers Association (WICA), Screenwriters Association (SWA), Association of Cine and Television Art Directors and Costume Designers (ACTADCD), backed Bhansali at a press conference here.
12:56 pm: The Akhil Bhartiya Shatriya Mahasabha coordinator Mahendra Singh Rathore claimed that an attempt was being made to distort history through the movie. “We will not tolerate any such attempt and people in large scale will lodge protest in the national capital on November 19,” he said in a press conference
12:52 pm: Watch Video: Karni Sena President issuing threat against the release of Padmavati
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12:51 pm: The Akhil Bhartiya Shatriya Mahasabha said a protest would be held at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on November 19 against the screening of the film.
12:48 pm: Senior VHP leader Acharya Dharmendra on Tuesday said a case should be lodged against director Sanjay Leela Bhansali over his period drama ‘Padmavati’ and senior Congress leader Rameshwar Dudi demanded a ban on the controversial film.
12:46 pm: Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been facing trouble since he started shooting for the movie. The set of the movie was vandalised twice — in Jaipur and Kolhapur — and the director was roughed up by members of Karni Sena during the Jaipur schedule of the film earlier this year.
12:44 pm: Bollywood came in support of the film and actor Sidharth Malhotra said that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has made films which are “respectful and artistic” and it is not right to judge “Padmavati” without watching it.
12:33 pm: Will take decision this afternoon. Our union won’t support person who distorts history for publicity of his film, will demand ban. If Bhansali doesn’t agree, our union won’t let him shoot any film: BJP MLA & head of Film Studio Setting & Allied Majdoor Union, Ram Kadam Padmavati
12:30 pm: Karnataka: Rajput Karni Sena protests in Bengaluru, demanding ban on the film Padmavati.