Bandh observed in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh against Deepika Padukone starrer 'Padmavati'

Bandh observed in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh against Deepika Padukone starrer 'Padmavati'

"Also just postponing the release will not assuage the feelings of a community".

Jadeja said the party had received several representations from the Kshatriya community about distortion of historical facts in the film.

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Jadeja said that the party would like the Election Commission "to arrange for a pre-release viewing of the film by select Rajput representatives to alleviate their raised tempers and provide fair opportunity to prevent unnecessary tension ahead of polls".

The historic drama based on Rani Padmavati and Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji's ransack of Chittor is set for a December-1 release. Vaghela, an influential Kshatriya leader and former chief minister of the state, had also warned that if it was released without the community's approval, there could be violence.

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A bandh was observed on November 3 by people from all walks of life in Chittorgarh in Rajasthan to protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming magnum opus Padmavati over its potential depiction of history. Although Bhansali and his team have confirmed multiple times that no such romantic angle has been portrayed in the film, the controversy remains.

Even as the Congress and BJP engage in a high-pitched diatribe against each other in poll-bound Gujarat, here's an issue that seems to have united the two political parties - Sanjay Leela Bhansali's opulent multi-starrer Padmavati.

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Jadeja said that BJP leaders from the community including himself, education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, minister of state for home Pradipsinh Jadeja, Kiritsinh Rana, Bharatsinh Parmar, Jaydrathsinh Parmar, Balvantsinh Rajput among others met and jointly decided to make representation before the union government, ECI and film censor board that the film which purportedly wrongly links Padmavati to Allauddin Khilji by twisting historical facts should not be allowed to release. The Election Commission stated that it does not hold the official right to stop the release of any movie. "This is an attempt by the BJP to make it a poll issue", Congress spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil said.

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