Rajput organisation demands ban on 'Padmavati' in Jharkhand

An organisation of the Rajput community here on Sunday demanded a ban on the upcoming Bollywood movie "Padmavati" and said it would not allow its release in any of the theatres in and around Jamshedpur.

PTI| Updated: Nov 12, 2017, 22:28 PM IST
Rajput organisation demands ban on 'Padmavati' in Jharkhand

Jamshedpur: An organisation of the Rajput community here on Sunday demanded a ban on the upcoming Bollywood movie "Padmavati" and said it would not allow its release in any of the theatres in and around Jamshedpur.

Various groups across the country, most of them from the Rajput community, have accused director Sanjay Leela Bhansali of distorting historical facts in the film which features Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.

"We will not allow release of the movie in any of the theatres in and around Jamshedpur," said Samresh Singh, president of the youth wing of the Akhil Bharatiya Kshatriya Mahasabha (ABKM).

He said the organisation would also urge the state government to ban the movie scheduled to be released on December 1.

"The glorious history of the country has been distorted in the movie which will not be tolerated," Singh said after a meeting of the organisation.

Asking theatre owners not to screen the film, he said the ABKM might also move court to stop its release.