Body found hanging at Jaipur Fort, anti-Padmavati message nearby

Last Updated: Friday, November 24, 2017, 00:50
Body found hanging at Jaipur Fort, anti-Padmavati message nearby
The protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati took a deadly turn on Friday when a body was found hanging in Rajasthan’s Nahargarh Fort, 20 km near Jaipur, with slogans against the movie scrawled on stones nearby.

One of the slogans read ‘Padmavati ka virodh (Opposing Padmavati), while another read ‘Hum putle nahi jalate, latkate hain’ (we don’t burn effigies, we kill).

Padmavati is in the eye of the storm following protests from right-wing groups over alleged tampering with historical facts, a charge which Sanjay Leela Bhansali has categorically denied.
Meanwhile, Shri Rajput Karni Sena said it condemns violence and has nothing to do with the body found at the Nahargarh Fort.

On Wednesday, the Karni Sena had said that it would not allow the period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor to be released even if required changes were made in it.

The release of the film, which was earlier slated for December 1, has now been deferred as the filmmakers are yet to secure a censor certificate. Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat all BJP ruled states - and Punjab, ruled by the Congress, have already opposed the release of the movie.

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 abroad on December 1.
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