Bhopal: A ruling BJP leader here on Sunday announced a reward of Rs 10,000 per slap with a shoe on filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for trying to distort history in his movie under production, Padmavati.
Akhilesh Khandelwal, chairman of Hosangabad municipal corporation in Madhya Pradesh, announced the bounty on his Facebook wall, which has got 178 likes within a few hours of posting.
The saffron youth leader has over 10,000 Facebook followers. He later told the media here that he has no regret for announcing a reward for slapping the Bollywood director with a show.
“They (such film personalities) are trying to distort our history to show us in poor light in public. We can no more remain silent. We consider it our responsibility to rein in such forces”, he said.
Opposition Congress here took strong exception to the BJP leader’s “provocative” post, demanding action against him for attempting to instigate an attack. “The saffron leaders have taken up the role of moral police,” a Congress spokesman here said.