The much-talked about film Padmaavat has been stirring up major controversies ever since it was first announced. Several groups, including Karni Sena, across the nation, have been organising protests to ban the screening the film alleging that it “distorted history” and would potentially taint the image of the Indian culture. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who has been claiming that Padmaavat doesn’t contain any such portions which would hurt the sentiments of anyone, thus, invited the Rajput community to watch the film before its release.
After watching the film, the Karni Sena, which was visibly impressed with Bhansali’s magnum opus, shouted the slogans of “Jhuka Bhansali Jeeta Rajput”, which literally translates to Bhansali has bowed and Rajput has won.
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Addressing the media after watching the film, mediator Suresh Chavhanke said, “Whatever objections we had raised against the film have been considered in sizable proportions. Our biggest objection was the presence of a shot featuring Alauddin Khilji and Ma Padmavati. Whether through a ‘dream sequence’ or just a mere reflection, we did not want Khilji to touch Padmavati. And it has been the Rajputs’ victory that Khilji, who couldn’t lay hands on Padmavati centuries ago, has failed to do so again through Bhansali’s film.” He added, “Our second objection was that the Ghoomar dance does not feature any male presence or reveal any body part. Thankfully, the song in the film does not have any male presence (except Raja Rawalji) and Padmavati’s midriff has been covered by digital effects.”
Padmaavat will hit the screens on 25th January. The early screenings of the film have already received a thumping response from the critics who came out all praise for the film’s actors, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor.