It’s unlikely that you’ve not yet heard of the vigorous buzz that the upcoming movie, ‘Padmavati’ has created all over social media. A venture by director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the historic movie stars Deepika Padukone as Queen Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as Rawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as the invader, Allaudin Khilji.

So, let us brief you that Queen Padmavati (as some historians call her a legend and an existing character of history), was a queen of Rajput province Chittor, Mewar who was appreciated highly in Jayasi’s poetry Padmavati. The literary piece sings of the Royal lady’s extraterrestrial beauty that caught Khilji’s evil eyes. And as a way broke out between the king and the invader, the queen chose to perform ‘Jauhar’ ( the practice of self-immolation, now obsolete) along with thousands of other Rajput women to protect their honor. The queen is positioned no less than a goddess in the Rajput society.

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Now, the community has come up with prestige issues associated with this film and claims the film to have ruined the glorious image of the great queen. They have demanded a ban on the movie and had even created a nuisance on its sets during the shoots. The director has allegedly been attacked in past too, despite confirming that no scenes of intimacy between the great queen and Khilji has been filmed and esteem of history has been taken good care of.

“We will hold rallies across the country, including Gurugram, Patna, Lucknow and Bhopal before the release date,” Lokendra Singh Kalvi, founder-patron of the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, an organization of the Rajput community, told media persons in Jaipur.He has urged the PM to get involved in it too.

The bold actress has taken all this a step forward and announced to press that nothing can stop Padmavati’s release, which the Karni Sena has taken as an open challenge. They have threatened to cut the actress’s nose and even behead the director!

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As the trailer and songs from the movie are creating a craze, the troubles for the artists seem to increase equally. Deepika and SLB have sought more protections.
The funny thing is, so much without seeing the movie. Without knowing what it picturizes actually. Just beating around the bushes!

We are not against anyone’s communal beliefs or values. But all we want to say is let the picture come to play. And see what it bears. If it has anything to do with dishonoring pride, then legal actions can be carried out. But with no confirmation, taking Justice to hands, attacking artists and threatening a woman openly (The queen was a woman. And the actress portraying her is a woman too!), is something not appreciable. Let’s not be so stubborn and see what awaits us.

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