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Padmaavat row: Karni Sena meets Yogi Adityanath, urges him to ban film, threatens 'janata curfew' in theaters if movie is screened in UP
Ahead of the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmaavat' on 25 January, leaders of the Shree Rajput Karni Sena met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday and demanded a ban on the film in the state.
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The chief ministers of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh had previously said they wouldn't allow Padmavati to release in their states
Anuja Chandramouli's book traces the events that led up to Padmavati's self-immolation (jauhar) in the face of Alauddin Khilji's invasion, and narrates the story of "a remarkable woman who lived gently, loved passionately, and embraced her destiny with unmatched courage"
The BBFC, days after clearing Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati, is reconsidering the release of a film after facing opposition from the Rajput Samaj of UK.
Rajat Sharma, who has seen Padmavati, says there are no scenes between Deepika Padukone's Rani Padmini and Ranveer Singh's Alauddin Khilji in the film.
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Historical dramas, period films and biopics have always drawn extreme reactions in India. Fringe groups representing various vested interests have routinely claimed that portions of the film offend them, or misrepresent history, or simply portrays the community in a poor light
Padmavati: Karnataka Home Minister directs DGP to ensure security for Deepika Padukone; MLA Devender Rana calls for ban in J&K
Ramalinga Reddy wrote to DGP of Karnataka directing him to ensure amped up security for Deepika Padukone and her family. Devender Rana urges Mehbooba Mufti to ban the release of Padmavati in Jammu and Kashmir
The depiction of the legend of Padmini (immortalised in Padmavati) has triggered the anxiety of Rajputs because it can challenge their self-definition in the eyes of others
Bhansali insisted his only ambition was "to pay tribute to the sacrifice, valour and honour of Rani Padmavati."
It’s time the Karni Sena realise their arguments seem to be less about historical fact than it is about controlling Padmavati’s story — which in this case also means controlling women’s bodies.
Misunderstandings regarding the content of Padmavati have been clarified with Shree Rajput Sabha, a statement by Bhansali Productions said on Tuesday.
There is no dearth of real issues — the ones that affect the lives of Rajasthani women, especially Rajput — that need the community's attention and outrage
History is about facts from sources that are respected or trusted by historians. But the protests over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati shows that historical issues today are rarely about facts and always about inferences and ideologies.
News reports state that Eros International — with whom Sanjay Leela Bhansali collaborated on films like Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram-Leela, and Bajirao Mastani — has pulled out of Padmavati.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati has run afoul of the Patidar Navnirman Sena, which has said they won't allow the film to be shot or screened in Rajasthan unless the filmmaker assures them that it is historically accurate
Deepika Padukone has been confirmed as Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati'