Chittorgarh (Rajasthan) [India], Nov. 20 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader CP Joshi on Monday requested Home Minister Rajnath Singh to allow the release of 'Padmavati' only after obtaining approval of Mewar's royal family and historians.
Earlier in the day, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said 'Padmavati' would not be allowed to release in the state unless the objectionable scenes were removed.
However, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came out in the support of Sanjay Bhansali's magnum opus and tweeted that the controversy around 'Padmavati' was a manufactured one to suppress the freedom of expression.
A Haryana BJP leader, Suraj Pal Amu, on Sunday announced a bounty of Rs. 10 crore for beheading actress Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
On Sunday, the release of the epic drama was deferred by its makers.
The film stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor as Ratan Singh. (ANI)