Jhuka Bhansali, Jeeta Rajput: Karni Sena’s Verdict on ‘Padmaavat’
After months of protesting against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmaavat, Karni Sena has viewed the film at last. Despite the film’s makers giving repeated assurances about the film not containing any intimate scenes between Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji, the fringe political group has been demonstrating, sometimes violently, to stop the film from releasing.
Viacom 18 screened Padmaavat to 40 representatives from Karni Sena in Noida. What did they think of it? Watch their press conference here:
Mediator Suresh Chavhanke said that Karni Sena’s protests and demands have been honoured and they now have no objection to Padmaavat’s release. It was, according to him, the protests which saved Rani Padmavati from suffering intimate scenes with Alauddin Khilji - though the makers had repeatedly stated that such a scene never existed. The CGI covering on Padmavati’s midriff has also been an acknowledgement of their demand. It is, he claims, a victory for Rajputs.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked all states again to comply with its order to not stand in the way of Padmaavat’s release on 25 January.