BOLLYWOOD actress Sunny Leone’s film ‘Tera Intezar’ will be releasing in place of Deepika Padukone-starrer Padmavati across the world.
Tera Intezar was due to release on December 8 but due to controversy against Padmavati, the film will hit the screens on December 1.
Earlier, Indian Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced INR100 million head money for film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone over the film Padmavati.
BJP activist Suraj Pal Amu also threatened Ranveer Singh to break his legs for working in the movie. “If you do not take back your words, we will break your legs,” he said.
On the other hand, Indian filmmakers delayed indefinitely the release of a Bollywood historical epic about a legendary Hindu queen that has been the subject of weeks of violent protests.
A caste-based group has been targeting “Padmavati”, which was due to hit screens on December 1, over rumours that the movie will depict a romance between the queen and a Muslim ruler.
Viacom18 Motion Pictures said “We have faith that we will soon obtain the requisite clearances to release the film. We will announce the revised release date of the film in due course.”
The protesters are apparently unhappy about speculation that the film will include a romantic liaison between Rajput queen Padmavati, also known as Rani Padmini, and the 13th and 14th century Muslim ruler Alauddin Khilji.
The Rajput caste was historically Hindu warriors who ruled over kingdoms in western India.
Rajput Karni Sena accuse the film’s makers of distorting historical facts, but historians say the queen is a mythical character and there is no clear evidence that she even existed.