- A man found hanging at Jaipur fort, sign refers to Padmavati row
- Alia Bhatt is shocked by the violent threats
- Deepika and director Bhansali have received several threats for Padmavati
This is what happens when violent threats are allowed to made openly without punishment! What is happening? Shocked! https://t.co/hZw2EXyuij— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) November 24, 2017
Recently, actress Sharddha Kapoor also gave a brief statement over the ongoing Padmavati row. "I think it's very, very unfortunate. It is very saddening what's happening and it's unfortunate. This is what I want to say," she said.
Rajput Karni Sena and several other fringe outfits have protested against the release of Padmavati ever since the film was work-in-progress. The sets of the film have been vandalized at least twice and director Bhansali was manhandled during the shooting Jaipur. All this was in the name of an alleged romantic sequence between Rani Padmini and invader Alaudin Khilji, which director Bhansali and his team has vehemently denied.
The protests increased after the film's publicity material found its way on the Internet and finally days before the film was slated to hit the screens, the producers announced that they've deferred its release. The announcement came a day after the Central Board of Film Certification refused to review Padmavati citing 'incomplete application' as reason. Padmavati was cleared for release in UK but the filmmakers have confirmed that the film will release in India first.