Mumbai/New Delhi: A few days back, some Rajput women claimed that they will commit suicide if ‘Padmaavat’ releases. But it looks like they have taken U-turn, as now they want the director of the film, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, to commit suicide.
"Why should those women commit jauhar? It is Bhansali who will have to commit jauhar. Hum Bhansali ki chita jalayenge," Ramwati Kanwar of the Kshatriya Mahila Sangh told Hindustan Times.
According to a report on Times Of India, a delegation comprising members of Kshatriya Samaj and an NGO on Friday met the management of two Thane malls and gave them a memorandum requesting them not to screen Padmaavat, which will release on Janaury 25. Dhananjay Singh, president of Kshatriya Samaj, said, “We had planned a mega rally against the film release, but denied permission. Hence, we requested the mall authorities not to run the movie.” When asked about their plan of action plan if the movie is screened, he said they would take the decision at that time.
Not only that, senior advocate Harish Salve, received a death threat. An FIR was filed for the same.
The Delhi police on Friday registered an FIR against unknown person for threatening senior advocate Harish Salve.
Salve, who represented the producer of Padmaavat in Supreme Court, had earlier alleged that he had received life threats over phone.
The callers reportedly claimed that they were from Karni Sena, the group which is protesting against the release of the epic drama.
Earlier on Thursday, the apex court stayed notifications issued by four states - Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat - to ban the release of the film 'Padmaavat'.
In its interim order, the court said all states are constitutionally obliged to maintain law and order and prevent any untoward incident during the screening of the film after permission has been granted by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
The flick has run into trouble time and again, as members of several Rajput factions have accused the director of the film, Bhansali of distorting history.
Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles, the film is all set to release on January 25.
The makers released three dialogue promos from the film. Here they are: