As Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat is inching towards its release date, the protest against the film seems quite growing. The petition was also filed in the Supreme Court to put a ban on the film, but the court has refused to ban it.
Whole bollywood is delighted by the court’s decision. While, veteran actress Shabana Azmi on Friday called for action against the “those who put a price” on Deepika Padukone’s head and threatened to harm “Padmaavat” director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Azmi, who took to Twitter to praise the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the countrywide release of the controversial movie on January 25, said the issue will be completely resolved only after serious actions are taken against the “criminal elements”.
“I welcome the SC decision on #Padmaavat. But the unresolvd issue is those who put a price on Deepika Padukone’s head and publicly threatened to burn her alive, and harm Sanjay Leela Bhansali, are roaming free with impunity. Only when state takes action against the criminal elements will justice be seen to be done. (sic)” Azmi tweeted.
I welcome the SC decision on #Padmavat.but d unresolvd issue is those who put a price on @deepikapadukone head n publicly threatened to burn her alive n harm SLB are roaming free with impunity.Only ven State takes action against d criminal elements will justice be seen 2 be done
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) January 19, 2018
Till yet, we have heard that Rajput leaders threatening to cut the nose of Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali when the controversy for Padmaavat was raging.
Recently, another so-called Rajput leader has threatened to bury Deepika and Bhansali alive if Padmaavat releases on January 25.
The members of Rajput Karni Sena and other fringe groups have been leaving no stone unturned in protesting against the release of Bhansali’s magnum opus.
The film faces several threats from Rajput Sena. The film was accused to have offensive content against Rajput community.