Rajput bodies declare total boycott of film Padmavati

Rajput bodies declare total boycott of film Padmavati
Taking an unrelenting stand, a large group of  Rajput organisations converged at the Azad Maidan in Mumbai and declared that they would not allow Padmavati, the magnum opus of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, to be released.
 
Led by the Bharatiya Itihas Va Sanskriti Rakshak Manch, Rashtriya 36 Kaum Ekta Parishad and other organisations, the dharna saw addressees by a host of leaders, including Shri Rajput Karni Sena founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi.
 
"We will not allow the film to be released, come what may," he said amidst thunderous applause. "The film needs to be banned," Kalvi said, appreciating the move of the Madhya Pradesh government to ban it.
 
Veteran Rajasthani community leader Raj Purohit, who is an MLA from Mumbai, said that the film would not be allowed to be screened. "You cannot show what you want," he said.
 

Ban Bhansali
 
Another BJP MLA Ram Kadam, who is the President of Film Studio Setting and Allied Majdoor Union, said that this organisation would not allow Bhansali to make a film ever again. "Bhansali has already screened the movie for some mediapersons, why not for Rajput organisations," he said.
 
"The manner in which the revered Rajput Queen Padmavati is shown dancing is an insult to her and the community as a whole. Till the community's demands are   met, we will continue protests all over the country," Purohit declared.
 
Padmavati was to be released on December 1. On Sunday, producers Viacom18 announced it would postpone the release in the wake of protests and threats to Bhansali and the actors. 

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