Man climbs up mobile phone tower, demands ban ‘Padmaavat’ : A man climbed a mobile phone tower at Bhilwara in Rajasthan with a bottle of petrol , he is protesting against the release of the film ‘Padmaavat’ which is scheduled to be released on January 25. According to the information, Upendra Singh Rathore climbed the 350-feet tall tower. He is demanding that he would come down off the tower only when the movie will be banned across the country.
A Karni Sena worker said that one of our friends has climbed the BSNL tower in protest against the release of the movie ‘Padmaavat’. He wants a complete ban on the release of the movie across the nation,” he added.Last week, the Supreme Court set aside notifications passed by the governments of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Gujarat to ban the release of Padmaavat. The movie will be released on January 25 in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil.
In Rajasthan, protests against the film have intensified ever since the Supreme Court paved way for its countrywide release on January 25. On Sunday, thousands of women brandishing swords took out a ‘Chetavani Rally’ (warning march) in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh town, demanding a ban on the film and threatening to do self-immolation (jauhar) if the authorities fail to stop its release.Padmaavat is based on the poem Padmavat, written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in the 15th century. The ballad narrates the tale of the beautiful Rani Padmini of Chittor (played by Deepika) and Turkish invader Alauddin Khilji’s (Ranveer) pursuit of her. The film angered many after the Shree Rajput Karni Sena alleged it distorted historical facts related to the Rajput community.
– PTC News