Karni Sena wants to ban Padmavati; threatens to burn the statues of Smriti Irani and Prasoon Joshi

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Karni Sena wants to ban Padmavati; threatens to burn the statues of Smriti Irani and Prasoon Joshi

On Friday, the Shree Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena demanded a ban on “Padmavati” movie and also slammed the Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani and censor board chief Prasoon Joshi for giving a green signal to the release of the flick with a U/A certificate.

President of Karni Sena, Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi in a media interaction said, “I want to ask the central government what benefits will they get by supporting this movie? All the Hindu parties from whom we learnt about Hinduism are quiet on this film.”

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He further said, “The central government is mum on this film as Viacom18 Motion Pictures, which is a foreign company, made it during the time of demonetisation. During a time when we were not able to get Rs 4,000, how come (Sanjay Leela) Bhansali managed to get 160 to 180 crore rupees.”

“Bhansali has even got a certification from Britain through (David) Headley, who is currently in jail. I want to know why Bhansali has not been jailed? Why is he not being quizzed about (his) anti-national (activities)?”

Karni Sena to protest against Padmavati release

Last week, The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) announced its support to the release of magnum opus flick Padmavati directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.  It suggested some five changes in the flick along with the title chopping from ‘Padmavati’ to ‘Padmavat’.

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The decision came out following a meeting in the presence of Joshi and a special panel comprising of Arvind Singh from Udaipur, historian Chandramani Singh and Professor K.K. Singh of Jaipur University.

Gogamedi said after watching the flick that, Arvind Singh and K.K. Singh said this film will ignite protests.

He further added, “Despite that, Prasoon Joshi has given the green light to the movie. If CBFC wanted to take a decision on their own, why they did they invite people from our community?

We will soon protest against this movie and will burn effigies of Smriti Irani and Prasson Joshi. Whereas Joshi has said the special panel was only for an advisory purpose.

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“Padmavati”, that depicts the story of Rani Padmavati ignited spark ever since the movie was announced. The movie which was first slated for December 1 release, postponed due to the protests of Karni Sena claiming that the film would distort the history.  The movie stars Deepika Padukone in the title role.

Published by Mamatha on 05 Jan 2018

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