Padmavati movie controversy: UP protesters declare Rs 50 lakh bounty on Sanjay Bhansali and Deepika Padukone

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Updated: November 20, 2017 7:12 PM

Live Padmavati movie controversy: The row has stepped up as Karni Sena has once again launched a threat, this time against Deepika Padukone. Padmavati movie issue is growing each day. The controversy started off since some political parties were of the opinion that history related to Rani Padmavati was being distorted.

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Live Padmavati movie controversy: The Padmavati row has stepped up once again as after the threat of Karni Sena, protesters from Uttar pradesh’s Sambhal has declared a bounty of Rs 50 lakh on Padmavati director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actress Deepika Padukone who has portrayed the character of Queen Padmavati in the film. Padmavati movie issue is growing each day. The controversy started off since some political parties were of the opinion that history related to Rani Padmavati was being distorted. The cloud on Padmavati’s release looms large as Karni Sena is in no mood to tone down their agitation against the film citing that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has distorted historical facts. The controversy took an ugly turn after leader of the Shri Rajput Karni Sena cited Ramayana’s Surpanakha nose-chopping incident and warned  Deepika Padukone against “inciting” sentiments. Earlier, referring to the nose chopping of ‘Surupnakha’ in the epic Ramayana, Karni Sena leader Mahipal Singh Makrana said that while Kshatriyas respected women, but if the film was not banned and Padukone does not stop inciting sentiments with her provocative language, the Rajputs will not lag behind in acting. Meanwhile, protests were held in several parts of the country, including Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, against the movie, which is slated to be released on December 1. Earlier a theatre in Kota was vandalised over the row. Padukone had reportedly said that nothing could stop the release of the film and that India had regressed as a nation. This statement had incited anger amongst the people who tried to convey a message to the actress to stop making provocative statements.

Track updates for Padmavati controversy here:

9:05 pm: Fresh protests in Raj, Chittor Fort entry blocked, reports PTI.

7:54 pm: Protest against Padmavati in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal, protesters say they have declared a bounty of Rs 50 lakh on director Sanjay Leela Bhansali & actor Deepika Padukone, reports ANI.

7:42 pm: Reports of Padmavati postponed to January 2018 is a rumour, says Ajit Andhare, Chief Operating Officer,
Viacom18 Motion Pictures.

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7:12 pm: The Karni Sena has called for a countrywide bandh on December 1, when the film release, reports PTI.

7:07 pm: “Any individual or group, which attempts to be adventurous, will be dealt with sternly and will face strict legal action,” Deven Bharti, Joint Commissioner of Police on beefing up security for Padmavati cast and crew.

7:00 pm: Co-producer Viacom18 says rumours of Padmavati postponement are baseless, reports CNN News18.

6:37 pm: Padmavati sent back to the film’s makers by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) due to technical reasons. The movie will be reviewed as per set norms once it is sent back to CBFC after sorting out the issue, reports ANI.

6:32 pm: CBFC yet to review Padmavati, reports CNN News18.

5:04 pm: Chittorgarh fort gates have been opened, reports CNN News18.

4:59 pm: The Sarv Samaj Sangathan and some other outfits have termed a song in the film hich shows actor Deepika Padukone as Queen Padmini dancing in a courtyard, “crossing dramatic license”, according to PTI.

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3:59 pm: Padmavati protesters block tourist entry to Chittorgarh Fort, reports PTI.

3:52 pm: There was a technical deficiency in Padmavati; The makers are yet to revise it and send it back to us: CBFC according to CNN News18.

3:11 pm: Shabana Azmi comes to the film’s support; demands action against those issuing threats, as per CNN News18.

2:58 pm: Tamil Nadu: Rajput Karni Sena protests in Coimbatore against the film Padmavati, say they demand complete ban on the film, reports ANI.

2:41 pm: Bihar: Women of Rajput community protested against Padmavati film in Patna, say won’t let the film be released in the state. Rajput Karni Sena President Lokendra Singh Kalvi also present, as per ANI.

2:30 pm: Rajasthan: Protest outside Chittorgarh Fort against the film #Padmavati

2:09 pm: Watch Video: Shots fired in the air at Padmavati protest site in Chittorgarh

2:01 pm: I&B ministry says won’t intervene in Padmavati controversy, CBFC to decide Padmavati’s fate, CNNNews 18 reports

1:45 pm: We heard firing, we are checking what happened: Deputy SP Chittor to CNN-News18

1:30 pm: We are prepared to handle the protest, we are not expecting 10,000 people to reach Chittor: Deputy SP Chittor to CNN-News18

1:12 pm: Police deployment beefed up amidst protest in the Chittorgarh protest site, reports CNN News 18

1:06 pm: Police is deployed both outside nd inside yet fail to remove protesters from the Chittorgarh protest site, according to CNN News 18.

1:05 pm: Shooting in the air at the site of protest in Chittorgarh, CNN News 18

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12:34 pm: Sanskriti Bachao Manch performed a havan against director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actress Deepika Padukone in Bhopal, says they will blacken his face if he will come there & a case of treason be filed against him.

12:24 pm: No question of any delay in #Padmavati release on December 1. the film is waiting for CBFC clearance: Sources, according to CNN News 18

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11:21 am: A lawyer filed a petition in Supreme Court against #Padmavati, seeking deletion of objectionable scenes. Court said “will consider the plea”

11:11 am: Varanasi: Members of Shiv Sena performed a havan in protest against director Sanjay Leela Bhansali & film Padmavati, say will not allow it to be released in the city.

10:47 am: Mat bhadkaao humein, ye film nahin lagne denge. Josh hai, hosh kho dene waali stithi hai, iss stithi ko laa kaun raha hai?: Lokendra Singh Kalvi, Rajput Karni Sena President #Padmavati

10:34 am: Police had already provided protection to filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali after the Rajput community outfit protested outside his office in suburban Juhu last Saturday while accusing him of distorting historical facts in the history drama.

10:21 am: “The Mumbai Police have increased actor Deepika Padukone’s security after the outfit issued the nose chopping threat,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Deven Bharti told PTI. We are providing her adequate security after the threat, he said. The police will also provide security at the actress’s residence as well as office in Mumbai.

10:18 am: The cinema hall which was vandalised in Kota earlier this week had not promoted the film ‘Padmavati’ nor had it screened any of its trailers or teasers, one of its according to the functionaries.

10:04 am: Rajasthan: All communities of Chittorgarh staged a protest outside Chittorgarh Fort against #Padmavati film. demanding a ban on its release.

10:01 am: The activists also submitted memorandum to Kota IG Vishal Bansal and demanded withdrawal of cases against the six persons held for vandalising a cinema hall.

9:25 am: Security tightened at Deepika Padukone’s residence in Mumbai

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9:14 am: A joint statement by both the organisations said, “A cinema hall, which tries to show the film will be shut. On December 1, a blood-written letter will be given to district magistrates and owners of cinema halls as a mark of protest.”

9:13 am: Alleging that an attempt was made to distort history in film ‘Padmavati’, members of a organisation, Rajput Shaurya Foundation, said that they will not allow the screening of film.

9:08 am: The Karni Sena leader said that when a movie like ‘Bahubali’ can earn crores showing the valour of ‘kshatriyas’, then why people want to cash-in on films presenting wrong facts.

9:06 am: Ajmer Dargah Deewan Zainul Abedin Ali Khan joined the chorus of voices against the film and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban it, saying it hurt religious sentiments.

8:51 am: Following the reaction of the Karni Sena president, actress Deepika Padukone’s security has been beefed up by Mumbai Police.

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