Padmavati row: Threats of physical violence akin to Taliban, tarnish country's image, says Congress

The Congress has termed the threats of physical harm to 'Padmavati' director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actor Deepika Padukone as Talibani.

PTI November 27, 2017 17:51:34 IST
Padmavati row: Threats of physical violence akin to Taliban, tarnish country's image, says Congress

Jamshedpur: The Congress has termed the threats of physical harm to 'Padmavati' director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actor Deepika Padukone as Talibani and said such threats have tarnished the image of the country.

Padmavati row Threats of physical violence akin to Taliban tarnish countrys image says Congress

Members of Rajput community protest and burn effigies against the release of controversial Bollywood movie Padmavati. PTI

Some leaders and groups have reportedly announced a bounty for beheading Bhansali and the movie's female lead Deepika. Historians are, however, divided on whether Rani Padmavati even existed.

"If you do not like the film, don't see it. But violent threats issued to the actor and director of the movie have tarnished the image of the country abroad," AICC spokesman Dr Ajoy Kumar said at a press conference.

"We have seen and heard such statements that only indicates that India has become Taliban," Kumar said last evening.

To a question on some states banning the release of 'Padmavati', he said the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is the authority to take a call over the release of the movie.

Kumar was recently nominated as the president of the Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee.

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