The mob fury over the slated release of Padmavati on 1st December is refusing to die down with the President of Karni Sena, Mahakaal Makrana now openly threatening to assault actress Deepika Padukone if the movie depicts any part of their history or clan name in a misleading fashion.
The warning comes days after the lead actress confirmed that despite all odds and protests, the movie will release on the given date. Taking her stance as an offense to the country wide protests against the misrepresentation of Rajput culture, Karni Sena Chief issued a public warning to Deepika in a rather aggressive fashion where he compared her to a demon warned that,
"Jhauhar Kund ki Jwala mein ghee daalne ka kaam band karein" ( stop instigating the already flared up sentiments of the people)
To lay stress on the seriousness of the threat the Karni Sena Chief quoted hte example of Sroopnakha from Ramayan, linking Deepika to the demon woman and stated that
"Despite being warned against instigating Laxman when the evil woman did not stop, even Laxman was forced to maim her by cutting off her nose. We are Khastriyas we do not raise our hand on women but if the actress does not stop instigating we too shall have to take appropriate action to teach her a lesson."
He was firm about the Sena's stand that if any part of the movie shows the queen or the history of Rajputana in bad light then the entire team of Padmavati and the actress will face the brunt of it and did not hesitate when making the very unacceptable and violent threats against Deepika.
The personal attacks on the actress have been mounting as the release date approaches. Just recently when the actress shared a short video showing a compilation of all her three Bhansali movie posters on Twitter, the trolls did not let her have it easy with many posting rather violent messages on her twitter handle and on Facebook as well.
But the present and clear danger looms large with regards to her security as the Karni Sena refuses to let the frenzy surrounding the release date dying down resorting to threats ranging from burning cinema halls to maiming the actress.
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