The SLB’s movie has almost gone through every possible obstacle, and is still struggling to get the released. The controversy over the film has completely turned out negative with Karni Sena.
Now if reports are to be believed, protesters on Thursday blocked the entry to the Chittorgarh Fort on Friday, which houses Padmini’s Palace, amid protests against Bollywood film across Rajasthan and various parts of the country.
However, SP of Chittorgarh Prashan Kumar Khamsera said the fort, a world heritage site in Rajasthan, is not officially closed. “We have been informed by the protesters that entry to the fort will be blocked for tourists. We have made ample security arrangements to deal with the situation,” he said.
Member of Sarv Samaj Sangathan and president of Jauhar Samriti Sansthan, Ummed Singh said, “A dharna demanding a ban on ‘Padmavati’ is continuing for the last eight days at Padan Pole. The Chhittorgarh Fort will be closed for tourists today.” The Sarv Samaj Sangathan and some other outfits have termed a song in the film, which shows actor Deepika Padukone as Queen Padmini dancing in a courtyard, “crossing dramatic license”.
The controversy over the film had taken an ugly turn day by day. Recently, Karni Sena President Mahakaal Makrana warned Deepika Padukone with the threat of maiming her, another fringe group, Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha, wrote a letter to censor board signing it with blood to ban the movie.
Various organisations, political parties and individuals have stood up for the Rajput community and have opposed the release of Padmavati over apprehensions that it distorts history in telling the tale of Rajput queen Padmavati.