This Article is From Nov 17, 2017

Padmavati Row: Deepika Padukone Provided Special Security Ahead Of Movie Release - Highlights

Padmavati Row: Deepika Padukone Provided Special Security Ahead Of Movie Release - Highlights

Padmavati is set for a theatrical release on 1st December.

New Delhi: As Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus nears its release, obstacles and protests refuse to die down. At its production stage, sets and elaborate art installations were vandalized by the Karni Sena, a Rajput group. The Rajasthan royalty have also written to the Prime Minister on grounds that the movie is layered with factual inaccuracies and that they should first see and ratify the film before its out. Today, the State Department of Uttar Pradesh urged the I&B Ministry to reconsider public view and sentiments before granting a certificate. With civic polls round the corner, the Yogi government doesn't want to put undue pressure on an already fragile law and order machinery in the state.

Here are the highlights of Padmavati controversy: 

Nov 17, 2017 08:10 (IST)
Deepika Padukone has been given special security by the Mumbai Police after a fringe group in Rajasthan called the Karni Sena threatened her with physical harm on Thursday.
Nov 16, 2017 23:23 (IST)
Rs 5 Crore Bounty On Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone, according to news agency IANS

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.
Nov 16, 2017 21:41 (IST)
Vandalised movie theatre owner says no objectionable clip screened

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'.
Nov 16, 2017 20:32 (IST)
As the row refuses to die down, read what is the Padmavati controversy In 10 Points

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.
Nov 16, 2017 19:43 (IST)
Maharashtra Minister Says Will Provide Security To Theatres If Needed

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.
Nov 16, 2017 19:27 (IST)
Special Security for Deepika Padukone ahead of Padmavati release

Deepika Padukone gets special security after violent threats from groups protesting her film 'Padmavati'
Nov 16, 2017 17:54 (IST)
According to news agency PTI, former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor took a jibe at the revolting Rajasthan Royals on the Padmavati issue. He claimed the "so called valourous maharajas" had scurried to accommodate themselves when the British "trampled" over their honour and were now after a filmmaker claiming prestige was at stake.

Nov 16, 2017 16:33 (IST)
Amidst rumours that CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi, had told 'sources' that it will "sail through without cuts", Mr Joshi clarified that the reports are "absolutely baseless and untrue". He further said that he has not watched the film yet and that it will follow all "due process at CBFC".

Nov 16, 2017 16:15 (IST)
Padmavati: No 'Romantic Sequence' Between Deepika Padukone And Ranveer Singh In The Film, Says The Director
"There is no interaction whatsoever between the characters played by Deepika and Ranveer," says Sanjay Leela Bhansali. 
Nov 16, 2017 15:53 (IST)
'Padmavati' Release Can Cause Law And Order Problem: Yogi Adityanath Government To Centre
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).
Nov 16, 2017 15:49 (IST)
Ajmer Dargah Deewan Zainul Abedin Ali Khan today urged the Prime Minister to stall the release of Padmavati since it hurts religious sentiments. Mr Khan has also likened Sanjay Leela Bhansali to Salman Rushdie, Taslima Nasreen and Tarek Fatah. 
Nov 16, 2017 15:45 (IST)
Expect Censor Board to take people's sentiments into consideration, says Uma Bharti
Nov 16, 2017 15:43 (IST)
Rajasthan minister Kiran Maheshwari today joined the chorus of protests against Bollywood movie Padmavati even as the Shri Rajput Karni Sena called for a country-wide bandh on December 1 opposing the film's release.
Nov 16, 2017 15:42 (IST)
To End Padmavati Row, Union Minister Uma Bharti Offers A Suggestion
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.
Nov 16, 2017 15:39 (IST)
Padmavati Controversy: Fringe Group Karni Sena Threatens To 'Cut Off Deepika Padukone's Nose'
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.