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.
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.
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.