- Rajasthan alone has 300 screens, which are at stake
- A Rajput outfit has alleged that the film distorts historical facts
- Padmavati is scheduled for December 1 release
According to Rajput Karni Sena activists Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film "defames Padmavati by distorting historical facts." Vishavbandhu Rathore, Pradesh Mahasachiv, Sri Rajput Karni Sena, told IANS: "We are demanding that Mr Bhansali's team should screen the movie for historians and intellectuals before releasing it as was promised by them a few months back. We are apprehensive that historical facts have been distorted in the movie."
The Karni Sena, along with other organisations, had called for a Chittorgarh bandh on November 3 and they also plan to organise a rally in Gujarat on November 12 against the film's release, scheduled for December 1.
Padmavati is the story of Rani Padmini, who performed jauhar after Alauddin Khilji invaded the fort of Chittor. Deepika Padukone plays the titular Padmavati while Ranveer plays the role of Khilji. Actor Shahid Kapoor will play Deepika's onscreen husband Maharawal Ratan Singh.
(With IANS inputs)