Protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmavati’ continued to grow on Wednesday as workers of the Karni Sena in Bengaluru took to the streets. Speaking to Republic TV’s Pooja Prasanna the protesters argued that history is being misconstrued in the film and added that,
“our queens never danced the way it is shown in the movie.”
The protestors put forth what appears to be yet another threat wherein they said that “on December 1st (release date of the movie), you will understand how we will protest.”
When questioned about the reason for the protest they argued that their history is being mis represented. The protester persisted with their demand that the content of the film be adjudged by senior historians and the elders of the Rajput society since CBFC has no authority to gauge the accuracy of the historic representation of their Queen- Rani Padmini, a historic and much revered royal figure of the Rajputana history.
“The Censor Board may have cleared the movie but they should have checked the history once. The movie is based on our history and the board is probably not aware of the facts being misconstrued. The Censor Board should consult people and then decide.”
Earlier on Tuesday, protests against Padmavati turned violent as the Karni Sena vandalised Aakash cinema hall in Kota, Rajasthan. On speaking to Republic TV’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, Chatrapal Singh, the State VP of the Karni Sena in Rajasthan admitted to the Karni Sena being behind the vandalism.