Padmavati protests take shocking turn: Body found with anti-movie slogans

Lawrence Kim
November 24, 2017

At a time when protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmavati is growing, a body of a man has been found hanging at Nahargarh fort in Jaipur.

Facing massive opposition at home, Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie "Padmavati" has been cleared uncut by the British censors even as the Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to hear a plea seeking directions that the film is not released overseas on December 1. "/ Padmavati ka virodh (Opposing Padmavati), while another read 'Hum putle nahi jalate, latkate hain' (we don't burn effigies, we kill)". "The identity of the man, around 40-years-old, is yet to be ascertained", Satyendra Singh, DCP Jaipur (North), told IANS. The protest against the film has been spearheaded by Mahipal Singh Makrana, a member of the Rajput Karni Sena and the organisation has said that they have nothing to do with the recent incident.

This comes on a day when the Delhi High Court (HC) turned down a plea seeking to set up an expert committee to ensure that historic facts were not distorted the film. Outfits such as the Shri Rajput Karni Sena are angry over a rumoured depiction of a romance between Padmini, played by Deepika Padukone and Khilji, played by Ranveer Singh.

Activists of the Karni Sena earlier this month vandalised a theatre in Kota, Rajasthan, over reports that it was showing a trailer of "Padmavati".

The makers of the film had later announced to postpone the release of the movie. The film's release was put off last Sunday in the face of the protests. On Thursday the film was cleared by the British censors without a single cut.

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