Padmaavat: Kshatriya women issue threats to perform ‘jauhar’ if the film releases
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ is one of the most awaited films of this year. But looks like dark clouds hovering over the release of the film are in no mood to pass by. Despite getting a clearance from CBFC and undergoing various changes to suit the needs, ‘Padmavati‘ aka ‘Padmaavat’ is still facing backlash from the people.
Latest update on the controversy states that the Kshatriya women from Chittorgarh have threatened to kill themselves by performing ‘jauhar’ if the film makes it to the theatres.
While talking to a news agency, spokesperson of Rajput Karni Sena Virendra Singh, said that the national highways and railway tracks would be blocked if the film gets released. Further, they are also planning to meet Rajnath Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting them to stall the release of ‘Padmaavat’.
And if this does not go as decided, Virendra Singh said that females of Kshatriya community will perform jauhar on Janaury 24. He was quoted saying,”But, if despite all these measures the film is released, the women of Kshatriya Samaj will perform jauhar on January 24 — the day when the Queen performed jauhar — and at the same site.”
Meanwhile, 96 people were detained for protesting against the film outside CBFC office.
96 people detained by Gamdevi police when they were protesting outside CBFC office against #Padmavat: Mumbai police
— ANI (@ANI) January 12, 2018
‘Padmaavat’ is slated to release on January 25. (Also Read: Padmaavat: Makers release the new poster sans the release date)
Inputs from IANS