Won't let team Padmaavat earn profit by defaming Rajputs: Karni Sena

ANI | Updated: Jan 24, 2018 15:39 IST

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Jan 24 (ANI): Rajput Karni Sena Chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi on Wednesday said that team Padmaavat cannot be allowed to earn profit by defaming Rajputs.

"We are adamant on our stand that this film Padmavaat should be banned; there should be a self imposed curfew by people. We cannot let them earn profits by defaming us," Kalvi said while addressing a press conference.

The Karni Sena also condemned the violence erupted against the release of the film.

Yesterday, Kalvi had urged people to impose curfew in cinema halls and stop screening of the movie 'Padmaavat'.

The flick, based on the legend of Rani Padmini, a 13th century Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Avadhi poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540, has been facing protests from various groups, particularly the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering with historical facts.

The film is all set for January 25 worldwide release in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil. It will be the first Indian film to get a global IMAX 3D release. (ANI)