Like Bhansali, Prasoon Joshi will be thrashed if he enters Jaipur: Kalvi

Like Bhansali, Prasoon Joshi will be thrashed if he enters Jaipur: Kalvi

Like Bhansali, Prasoon Joshi will be thrashed if he enters Jaipur: Kalvi

Shree Rajput Karni Sena chief Lokendar Singh Kalvi on Wednesday threatened to beat up Censor Board chairman Prasoon Joshi the same way as Sanjay Leela Bhansali, if he dared to enter Jaipur for the Jaipur Literature Festival starting Thursday.

Speaking to media a day before the official release of Padmaavat, Kalvi said, "It would be better for Prasoon not to enter Jaipur. He has been a failure as CBFC chairperson. If he dares to enter Pink City, he will get the worst treatments ever." Prasoon Joshi is scheduled to take part in the session 'Main aur Woh: Conversations with Myself' on January 28. However, the festival organisers said there was no change in Joshi's schedule. 
 
Echoing the same views, another member of Karni Sena Mahipal Singh Makrana said, "Rajasthan is warm and friendly but 'Padharo Mhare Des' is not for some one like Joshi. If people like him enter Jaipur they better know about us. We will repeat the same treatment we gave to Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the shoot of Padmaavat in 2017 January." 
 
A year ago, Karni Sena had vandalised the sets of 'Padmavati' (original name of film) and roughed up Bhansali and his crew members. Protestors breached the private security arrangements and stormed into the Fort, raised slogans against Bhansali and attempted to stop the shoot.
 
Security for JLF
 
To ensure peaceful conduct of JLF, a security drill was held at the Diggi Palace venue on Wednesday. Additional Police Commissioner Nitin Deep Blaggan said, "We have strengthened deployment at the Festival. We have brought in two companies of Rajasthan Armed Constabulary along with Emergency Response Teams to counter any security issues. We have also arranged for face recognition camera to identify potential miscreants."
 
The five-day festival that will see participation of 250 authors will kick off on January 25. The key note address will be delivered by noted author Pico Iyer and the inauguration will be by Rajasthan Chief MInister Vasundhara Raje.

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