Rajput fringe outfit Karni Sena moved the apex court on Monday, alleging distortion of historical facts in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat.
Supreme Court cleared Padmaavat for release across the nation on January 25 along with staying the orders and notifications issued by Rajasthan and Gujarat governments prohibiting its release in their respective states.
Padmaavat hurts the emotions of the common man, owing to which law and order might be disrupted, Karni Sena said.
Thousands of women, brandishing swords, on Sunday, took out a warning march in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh to warn the authorities to stop the release of the movie or else be prepared for committing suicide by jumping into fire.
The film was originally scheduled for December 1, 2017, but its release was deferred to January 25, due to incomplete paperwork. Padmaavat has now been cleared by the censor with a few changes.
On the other hand, Rajput women in Rajasthan have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking that either the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial movie be stalled or they be “allowed to commit suicide.”
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.