Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], November 21 (ANI): After a string of threats over Deepika Padukone's portrayal of the 13th Century Queen Padmavati in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmavati', the Karnataka government stepped up security cover to her family in Bengaluru.
Her father runs a badminton coaching academy in the city.
He tweeted, "I condemn the culture of intolerance & hate perpetuated by @BJP4India .Karnataka stands with @deepikapadukone .She is a globally renowned artist from our state. I call upon the CM of Haryana @mlkhattar to take strict action against those holding out threats against her."
Yesterday, the CBFC turned down the application of the makers of 'Padmavati' to expedite the certification process of the film. In the face of absence of requisite clearances, the board has refused issue to issue certification, thus pushing the December 1 release date of 'Padmavati'. (ANI)