Bounty offered for head of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone

Elias Hubbard
November 23, 2017

Amu threatened that he would not let the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed movie be released in the country.

Amu alleged that the movie is misleading, not based on truth and offends Hindu sentiments in the country.

And despite director Sanjay Leela Bhansali insisting the plot contains no such love story, the backlash became so great that the media coordinator for the party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for the beheading of Bhansali and the film's star, Ms Padukone. "We will reward the ones beheading them, with Rs 10 crore, and also take care of their family's needs", Amu was quoted as saying by ANI.

The NCW requested the DGP to look into the matter immediately and take an appropriate action in accordance with the law, also asking him to apprise the commission of an appropriate action taken at the earliest.

Soha is now awaiting the release of her book, The Perils of Being Moderately Famous, which is scheduled to come out in December. And where have we reached as a nation?' "We have regressed. The only people we are answerable to is the censor board, and I know and I believe that nothing can stop the release of this film", Padukone told Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) last week.

"How can a Muslim aggressor be portrayed as the real hero and the Hindu king and queen as victims?"

Though 31-year-old Deepika stays in Mumbai, she hails from Bengaluru, where her family, including her father and legendary badminton champion Prakash Padukone, mother Ujjala, younger sister Anisha and grandmother Ahilya live in the city's southwest suburb.

Shivakumar tweeted, "It is condemnable that a BJP office bearer is placing a bounty of Rs. 10 crore on @deepikapadukone, who is from our state & the daughter of one of India's most respected sportsman".

Rights activists maintain that if government fails to draw clear lines around the threat made by the politician, and discourage a growing sense of impunity for some, incidents like this will only increase and threaten the freedom of expression in the world's biggest democracy.

I would like to reiterate once again that our film has no dream sequence between Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji or any other scene which will hurt anyone'.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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