Padmavati row: Karni Sena activists vandalise theatre in Rajasthan

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Sri Rajput Karni Sena and Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha have announced opposition to the release of Bhansali’s film as, they claim, historical facts have been “distorted”.

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“They are trying to defame Padmavati by distorting historical facts. It is not acceptable,” an activist of Karni Sena said.

Even film distributors in Rajasthan are wary of releasing the film in the state due to the controversy brewing over it.

In January, Sri Rajput Karni Sena activists had protested, manhandled, and misbehaved with the crew of ‘Padmavati’.

They had also damaged some cameras and other equipment. Bhansali had to stop shooting.

In March, some miscreants broke the mirrors in Padmini Mahal (palace) in Chittorgarh Fort where Alauddin Khilji is believed to have seen Rani Padmavati or Padmini.

Sri Rajput Karni Sena claims that the mirror story was invented years later.

Sri Rajput Karni Sena along with other organisations had called for a Chittorgarh bandh on November 3.

With IANS inputs

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