Protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie “Padmavat moved back and forth states like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The Shree Rajput Karni Sena, a group opposing film indicated willingness to watch the movie earlier the release date i.e. January 25.
Karni Sena leader Lokendra Singh Kalvi said, “We are ready to watch the film. We never said that we will not watch the film. The filmmaker had assured us one year ago that he will go for a special screening and how he has written for the screening and we are ready for that”.
The filmmaker of “Padmavat”, Bhansali production on January 20 wrote a letter to Shree Karni Sena and Rajput Sabha, Jaipur, for inviting them to watch the film and he gave them the assurance that the film showcased the privilege and audacity of the Rajput community.
Gujarat and Rajasthan are highly against the screening of the film “Padmavat”, they issued notifications prohibiting the screening of the same. Haryana and Madhya Pradesh also supported in-principal to ban the scheduled movie for nationwide release on January 25. The apex court said that duty will be extended for maintaining law and order by providing police protection to the exhibition of the film and also the persons involved with it and the audience too. The opulent ascend drama continue to face stiff opposition against the movie even after the change in name from “Padmavati” to “Padmavat”.