Can’t Hurt the Indian Woman’s Pride: Uma Bharti on Padmavati Row
Uma Bharti has jumped into the <i>Padmavati</i> Row.&nbsp;
Uma Bharti has jumped into the Padmavati Row. (Photo: Altered by The Quint)

Can’t Hurt the Indian Woman’s Pride: Uma Bharti on Padmavati Row

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has no dearth of controversies. First, it was the destruction of the sets in Rajasthan, then the physical assault on director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and then protests and bandhs in Chittorgarh and call to ban the film in pre-poll Gujarat.

And now, Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Uma Bharti, has tweeted an open letter to share her take on the Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh-Shahid Kapoor film. Needless to say, it’s all about preserving the seemingly super fragile “pride” and honour of Indian women that Padmavati is out to demolish with its “distortion of facts”.

Check out her tweets:

Also read: ‘Padmavati’ Row: ‘Rajput Pride’ Being Raised With Ulterior Motives

This is not the first time Uma Bharti has spoke about the film. The minister also thinks thatthe film and the portrayal of Rani Padmavati might violate the pride of Indian women.

Also read: Bandh Observed in Rajasthan as Protests Escalate Against Padmavati

Padmavati is set to release on 1 December.

(Breathe In, Breathe Out: Are you finding it tough to breathe polluted air? Join hands with FIT to find #PollutionKaSolution. Send in your suggestions to or WhatsApp @ +919999008335)

(The Quint is now available on Telegram and WhatsApp. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to our Telegram and WhatsApp channels)

Follow our Bollywood section for more stories.

    Also Watch