- Padmavati's sets were vandalized, which 'raised the film's budget'
- Audience is already feeling scared, says Sharmila Tagore
- The first song of Padmavati, titled Ghoomar, released today
Members of Rajput Karni Sena have threatened to disrupt the release on Padmavati, which features Deepika Padukone in titular role, alleging that the film has misrepresented historical facts. "Audience is already feeling scared. Most of them feel 'let the first two days go by peacefully, then we'll go'. They (the group) are already issuing threats that they'll burn the theatres if the makers don't take their permission. All this causes serious harm to the film fraternity as well," said Sharmila Tagore.
Padmavati is based on the folk tale of rani Padmini of Chittor, who performed jauhar with several Rajput women when Alauddin Khilji (played by Ranveer Singh in film) invaded the fort of Chittor. Actor Shahid Kapoor plays Deepika's onscreen husband in the film.
(With inputs from PTI)