Here are the highlights of Padmavati controversy:
A resident from Meerut, Abhishek Som, has announced a bounty of Rs 5 crore for 'Padmavati' director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actor Deepika Padukone, according to news agency IANS.
Abhishek Som, who claimed affiliation to the Samajwadi party, said his political affiliation had nothing to do with his stand on the issue.
News agency PTI says that a cinema hall owner from Kota, who's theatre had been vandalised earlier this week by 50 activists of the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, said the theatre had not promoted the film nor had it screened any teasers or trailers of the film 'Padmavati'.
The row over 'Padmavati' escalated after the Karni Sena, a fringe group threatened actor Deepika Padukone with with physical harm. Deepika Padukone has also now received special security following the threats.
According to news agency PTI, Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Ranjit Patil has said that movie theatres will be provided security if needed.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film's director, has already been given security and so has actor Deepika Padukone, ahead of the film's release.
Many organisations like the Shri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS) have claimed that the film has distorted history and hurts the sentiments of the Rajput community.
"There is no interaction whatsoever between the characters played by Deepika and Ranveer," says Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday wrote to the Union Secretary of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting requesting them to ensure that the prospects of public outrage and unrest over the Bollywood film 'Padmavati' are considered owing to alleged twisting of historical facts before certification of the film by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
7. फिल्म सेंसर बोर्ड एक स्वतंत्र संस्था है। वह सबकी भावनाओं का ध्यान रखकर ही फिल्म को पारित करे, ऐसी हम सब की अपेक्षा है।- Uma Bharti (@umasribharti) November 16, 2017
Film Censor Board is an independent organisation. We expect that the film will be cleared taking the sentiments of people into consideration.
6. I have been assured that Censor Board will take care of all the issues being raised. I am confident that they are already informed about the concerns being raised by the people. #Padmavati- Uma Bharti (@umasribharti) November 16, 2017
Union Minister Uma Bharti on Friday asked makers of the upcoming historical drama Padmavati to engage its detractors along with the censor board and historians to end the controversy around the release of the film.
A fringe Rajasthan group called the Karni Sena has escalated its protests against director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati, threatening actor Deepika Padukone with physical harm and calling for a bandh across the country on December 1, the day the film is set be released.