Will Not Protest for the Sake of It: MNS Leader on ‘Padmavati’

Karni Sena has been protesting against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s, Padmavati.  

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Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) says they will take a call on whether they will protest against director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati after its release.

“Will not protest just for the sake of it, we will watch the film first and if something is objectionable will discuss it with Sanjay Leela Bhansali”.
Amey Khopkar, MNS leader
 Amey Khopkar speaks up on <i>Padmavati. </i>
Amey Khopkar speaks up on Padmavati.
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The Shri Rajput Karni Sena called for a nationwide bandh on December 1 against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmavati, which finds itself mired in a controversy.

The founder of the organisation Lokendra Singh Kalvi said that not only the Rajput community or Hindu organisations but even Muslim leaders had came against the film, against which there was resentment across the country.

"We are calling for a country-wide bandh on December 1 if the film is released. We have the support of all castes and communities. We will hold public meetings and rallies in Gurgaon, Patna and Bhopal before that," Kalvi told reporters.

Karni Rajput Sena, which has been protesting against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next release, Padmavati turned violent on Tuesday in Kota, Rajasthan. The members of Karni Sena pelted stones at cinema halls.

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