NEW DELHI: Even as the Supreme Court paved the path for pan-India release of director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Padmaavati’ now ‘Padmaavat’, members of the Rajput community on Thursday warned that releasing the controversial film will have serious consequences.
Reiterating their demand for banning its release, a protester from the Chhattisgarh Rajput community said, ”Ye antim chetaawni hai usko iss baar khamiyaza bhugatna padega. Maharani Padmavati hamari aan baan shaan ki pratik hai aur agar Chhattisgarh mein film laga to iska khamiaza bhugatna padega. Jahan Padmaavat chalega wo cinema ghar jalega.”
(This is our last warning. We won’t allow anyone to play with the dignity of Queen Padmavati, whom we hold with highest regard. All those cinema halls, which will screen the movie, will be set ablaze.)
Lokendra Singh Kalvi, Rajput Karni Sena Chief said in Ujjain, ”I urge all the social organisations to block the release of the film. Padmaavat should not be allowed to run in cinema halls. I urge all the people to create a curfew-like situation outside cinema halls screening the film.”