Protests against Padmavati reach Surat
ANI | Updated: Nov 12, 2017 14:00 IST
"The government must put a ban on the release of film because it is portraying Rani Padmavati in an objectionable way. The history has been distorted in this film. The government has to listen to us otherwise everyone will have to face consequences for this. We won't tolerate the disrespect on our community," a protestor said in Surat.
"We have been arrested by the police. We are opposing the movie which is portraying our queen in wrong and objectionable way doing romance and all. We won't allow the film to be released if the objectionable part from the movie isn't deleted," one of the arrested protestors from the Rajput community in Mumbai told ANI.
While dismissing the petition, the top court said the CBFC was an independent body and the court should not intervene in their jurisdiction.
The period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor has been facing protests from various communal groups, including Shree Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering with historical facts.
The Karni Sena, which demolished the sets of the movie in Jaipur and also thrashed Bhansali, last month, again, had warned the director that he would face consequences if the movie distorted historical facts.
The movie is slated to hit the theatres on December 1. (ANI)