NCW to seek action against BJP media coordinator

ANI | Updated: Nov 19, 2017 23:58 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 19 (ANI): The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Sunday said it will urge the Haryana Police to take against state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Media Coordinator Suraj Pal Amu.

Earlier in the day, Suraj Pal Amu passed derogatory remarks against 'Padmavati' filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, actress Deepika Padukone and actor Ranveer Singh.

Amu even threatened Singh of dire consequences for lending support to Bhansali.

The tweet posted by NCW reads, "@NCWIndia strongly condemn this statement and will write to @gurgaonpolice to take action against Ammu."

The BJP media coordinator also praised the Meerut youth for announcing Rs 5 crore bounty for beheading Deepika and Bhansali.

Amu has also exhorted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to speak up against the release of movie the film.

Meanwhile, the makers of the upcoming movie have voluntarily postponed its release date, in the face of absence of requisite clearances.

The movie was scheduled to release on December 1.

The movie, starring actors Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, had not received a clearance from the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

The new release date of Padmavati is yet to be announced.

The movie, based on the legend of Rani Padmini, a Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Avadhi poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540, had been facing protests from various groups, including Shri Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering with historical facts. (ANI)