The historical mega depiction of Sanjay Leela Bansali, Padmavati is in trouble after Gujarat Government demands ban or postponing ahead of elections.
BJP Seeks Delay in Padmavati Release to ‘Alleviate Tempers’ Ahead of Gujarat Elections!
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati is in deep waters again. Thanks to loop of controversies and roadblocks, with the latest coming from the ruling BJP in Gujarat. The party now wants to postpone the film’s premier. The move is surely looking at the sensitive nature of the film. In addition it might irk the Rajputs in the state that is going to polls in the same week as the film’s release.
According to a report, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday wrote an application. The plea to the Election Commission and the Gujarat election commissioner is to facilitate a pre-release viewing for certain Rajput community members. “To alleviate their raised tempers and provide fair opportunity to prevent unnecessary tension ahead of polls”.
BJP state president IK Jadeja expreeses that the party would like a delay in release or ban on ‘Padmavati’.
While the film narrates a fictional account of Rani Padmavati of Chittor and Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji. Padmavati will hit the screens on December 1. Meanwhile Gujarat is going to polls on December 9 and 14.
BJP’s official stand on the film’s release comes just days after its senior leader Shankersinh Vaghela wanted to see the film before its official release.
The protesting Rajputs and especially the Karni Sena, a Rajput organization have obstruction for the scenes. The sects have raised objections to an alleged romantic angle between Padmavati and Khilji being shown in the movie. However, the crew has maintained throughout that the film doesn’t portray any such relationship between the two protagonists.
With this objection, the Karni Sena had even vandalized the sets of Padmavati in Rajasthan and beat up Bhansali and other crew members.
Amidst so much soup and fan expectations lets see how Padmavati evens the odds on the screens!