More Protests Against Padmavati: Chittorgarh Fort Closed

Seems like there is no end to trouble for Padmavati!

More Protests Against Padmavati: Chittorgarh Fort Closed

Seems like the controversies and protests surrounding the soon-to-release Padmavati are not ending anytime soon. Just this morning we told you how the Karni Rajput Sena had threatened to chop Deepika’s nose off; now yet another protest has erupted, that has led to closing entry to the Chittorgarh fort in Rajasthan. More than 4,000 activists drawn from the fringe Rajput organisation and other community groups have been protesting outside Chittorgarh Fort—home of the legendary Rajput queen—alleging the upcoming film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali showed her in poor light.

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The protests were organised by the Sarva Samaj Samity, an umbrella organisation of activists from different groups who allege the film is not just an insult to their Queen, but also to the other 16,000 women from other castes who committed Jauhar, or mass suicide when invader Allaudin Khilji was set to conquer the fort in 1303.

Protesters far outnumbered police at the venue on Friday and did not allow anyone inside the medieval fort which is a major tourist attraction. They also burnt effigies of Deepika Padukone who plays the titular role and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. In fact, some shots too were fired in the air, calling for a blanket ban on the film.
Following this, the Mumbai Police tightened the security of outside Padukone and Bhansali’s homes.

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The Karni Sena has alleged distortion of historical facts in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film starring Padukone, Shahid Kapur and Ranveer Singh, and has even called for a nationwide bandh on December 1, the day the film releases. In light of these, Mumbai Police has beefed up security for Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, both.

From the looks of it, things are really turning ugly for Padmavati, and here we are, eagerly waiting for the film to release!


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