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‘Padmaavat’ Controversy: Exposed Karni Sena Chief Removes Republic Mic

Written By Veda Ramaswamy | Mumbai | Published:

At a press briefing on Thursday, Shree Rajput Karni Sena chief Lokendra Kalvi removed Republic TV’s mic from the dais. This comes a day after Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami confronted Kalvi.

Over the course of the 31-minute-long conversation on LIVE TV on Wednesday, Karni Sena chief showed no regret over the violence caused by the fringe outfit over protests against 'Padmaavat'. Kalvi also accused director Sanjay Leela Bhansali of being the provocateur.

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Karni Sena has opposed the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period film 'Padmaavat' claiming it distorts historical facts.

Various fringe groups, including Karni Sena, have gone on a rampage and are creating ruckus all over India demanding a ban on the film.

The Rajput community on Thursday protested against 'Padmaavat' in Bihar's Muzaffarpur by brandishing swords. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets and raised slogans against the cast of the film. They also burned tires on the streets to disrupt traffic.

While in Jaipur, members of Karni Sena took out bike rally in protest against film Padmaavat. Hundreds of bike-borne Karni Sena activists took a whirlwind round of the main streets of Jaipur city and they raised slogans against the cast of controversial film 'Padmaavat'.

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The Sanjay Leela Bhansali magnum opus, which released on Thursday, has been embroiled in controversy since its inception. While various Hindu and Rajput fringe outfits have raised objections over the epic drama, the Supreme Court has given a green signal to the film. The top court had set aside the notification passed by the states of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat to ban the release of the movie.

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