As Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat is inching towards its release, the protest against the film seems quite growing.
Well, now the Chittor Fort in Rajasthan has been shut for a day for the second time in its century old history on Wednesday. The decision to close the seventh-century monument was taken after members of the Shree Rajput Karni Sena tried to break into the fort.
The Karni Sena has also threatens that their women will commit jauhar at the fort if the film gets released. The protest is still continues in Gujarat, Haryana and Maharashtra,
The Supreme Court yesterday rejected the final appeal by Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to ban the film over law and order trouble. The two states, along with Haryana and Gujarat, had refused to screen the film even after the censor board’s green signal earlier this month.
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.
The film, starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles, is based on the saga of historic battle of 13th century between Maharaja Ratan Singh and his army of Mewar and Sultan Alauddin Khilji of Delhi.