Padmavati won't be released in Rajasthan till it is shown to Rajput leaders:Minister Pushpendra Singh


Mar,04 2017 15:10:43 IST

A Rajasthan minister today said Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Padmavati will not get a release in the state till it is shown to the Rajput community leaders who have objected to the movie. Addressing a protest organised by Savarna Adhikar Aarakshan Manch near the assembly building here, Energy Minister Pushpendra Singh assured a section of the Rajput community that the film will not be released in the state.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali. PTI

Sanjay Leela Bhansali. PTI

“We will not allow the release of the film in Rajasthan till it is screened to our community members,” the minister told the gathering. A complete ban on the upcoming film in Rajasthan, quota for economically backwards upper castes, including Rajputs, Brahman and others, the formation of a board for upper castes, a CBI probe into the murder of a Rajput community member — Chatur Singh Sodha in Jaisalmer — were the demands of the protesters who were led by the national president of Shree Rastriya Rajput Karni Sena Sukhdev Singh.

Meanwhile, talking about his project with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Shahid said that he is going to begin the shoot of his film in 10 days. When one of his Twitter followers asked about his character, the Udta Punjab actor wrote, “Noble heroic fearless. Above all a true lover.” This has got us excited about his pairing with Deepika Padukone, who plays the role of Padmavati, his wife in the film.

Updated Date: Mar 04, 2017 16:59 PM