It looks like the controversies surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’ (then Padmavati) may come to a halt. Karni Sena who made every possible effort to stop the release of the film in India has finally watched the film after accepting the invitation to the special screening organized by Viacom 18.
From vandalizing the movie sets to targeting the starcast of the movie, the protesters did every possible thing to ban the film. The threats given by Karni Sena members and other organisations have forced the Censor Board to act and the makers of the film made some sanskari changes in the movie that are quite visible in the movie’s new and reformed ‘Ghoomar’ song.
Maker of padmavati covered the midriff of dipika by VFX in the song "GHOOMAR"
Itna bawaal….kiya gya is movie ko le kr….
To fir movies me intimate scenes nhi hone chahiye, aur agar ho to fir kyun nhi bawaal ho rhe?? pic.twitter.com/y6J6ue5iKd
— Naman Vaish (@vaish_naman11) January 20, 2018
But it looks that the release of the film will not be affected as forty representatives of Karni Sena including the mediator Suresh Chavhanke watched the movie ‘Padmaavat’ On January 23. After watching the film, Suresh tweeted that Bhansali has bowed down to the demands of Rajputs and this is their victory. He even posted a video in which the Karni Sena representatives were seen shouting and saying “Jhuka Bhansali Jeeta Rajput”
Take a look at Suresh’s tweet here:
— Suresh Chavhanke STV (@SureshChavhanke) January 23, 2018
The Karni Sena was protesting on the pretext that they were sure there is a romantic dream sequence between Ranveer Singh (Allauddin Khilji) and Deepika Padukone (Padmavati). After watching the film, Suresh addressed to the media and said that Bollywood has disrespected Indian culture and history in the past but this time Rajputs decided that they won’t let it happen again. He also accepted that Bhansali has made the desired changes and even digitally covered Deepika’s body in the song ‘Ghoomar’. Also, Allauddin Khilji has been portrayed the way he should.
The forty representative who attended the screening said that Bhansali has bowed down to the Rajputs’ demand. So will they lift the ban now and let the public watch the film? An official statement their side is yet to come and we hope that the protests end soon.
Watch their entire interview here:
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