Jaipur/Udaipur: Anger and anguish over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmavati continued across Rajasthan on Tuesday.Famous Hindu saint of ‘Ram Janam Bhoomi Mukti Aandolan’ acharya Dharmendra demanded to lodge a case against director Bhansali over his period drama ‘Padmavati’. A few organisations announced to organise a massive protest at Talkatora stadium in New Delhi on November 19.Dharmendra, at a press conference, alleged that Padmavati’s character was being assassinated by showing condemnable scenes. “Maharani Padmini is the revered mother of 125 crore Hindus in the world and her character assassination by a film is disrespect to the Hindu religion, its culture and glorious history,” he said.He said that the song ‘Ghoomer’ in the film’s trailer is against tradition. “I demanded a case against Sanjay Leela Bhansali and also ban on the film as it distorts facts and history,” he added.Dudi, who is also the leader of opposition, demanded a ban on the film, alleging that it distorts facts and history.Meanwhile, the Akhil Bhartiya Shatriya Mahasabha said that a protest would be held at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on November 19 against the screening of the film.Mahasabha coordinator Mahendra Singh Rathore claimed that an attempt was being made to distort history through the movie.”We will not tolerate any such attempt and people in large numbers will lodge protest in the national capital on November 19,” he said in a press conference.
On the other hand, a large number of Rajput women in traditional dress also protested and many of them tore off posters of the film.
Meanwhile, in Udaipur Sakal Rajput Mahasabha-Mewar, an integrated group of various Rajput organizations, commenced a signature campaign to protest against the release of Padmavati in Rajasthan. Volunteers held campaigns in several parts of the city including Teetardi, Savina Circle and staged a protest on the occasion.
Supporters raised slogans and burnt an effigy of Bhansali. “This is about sentiments for us whereas their motive is only commercial and to make money at the cost of distorting the history of our land,” the supporters cried.
The signed petitions would be sent to the authorities concerned to let them know of the public consensus and opinion on the issue, the leaders said.
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