news post by Ankush on 16 Nov 2017,Thursday
Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha will intensify its protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansal’s Padmavati if the film was not banned .
Candle March was held by Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha under the presidentship of its National Youth President Thakur Vijender Singh on November 16, 2017 at 5.00 PM at Plaza, Sector 17 Chandigarh (in front of Neelam Theatre) to protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali for distorting historical facts of the film Rani Padmavati. In this Protest Sh Jaswant Singh Rana ( President Chandigarh Press Club), Sh Vir Karan Ex-National President of Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha, Dalbir singh President Haryana, Kuldip singh Chandel President Himachal Pradesh , Sanjeev Chauhan State Secretary Haryana and other members of the Mahasbha were present.
Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha under the presidentship of its National Youth President Thakur Vijender Singh said Rani Padmavatis depiction in the film was “totally distorted” and the Rajput and Hindu community will not accept her “wrong” portrayal.
“It is an insult to the culture of the community and the queens legacy,” he said.
Thakur Vijender Singh urged central and state governments to not allow the release of the film, which is scheduled on December 1.
It opposes the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed film, alleging it “distorts historical facts” and “hurts sentiments” of the Rajput community.
The film features Deepika Padukone in the title role of Rani Padmavati, with Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji.
Bhansali has been under attack from the group since he started shooting for the movie. The set of the movie was vandalised twice – in Jaipur and Kolhapur – and the director was roughed up by Karni Sena members in Jaipur in January.
The Supreme Court had recently refused to entertain a plea seeking a stay on the release of Padmavati, saying the Censor Board was yet to certify the movie.
Bhansali, through a video statement, has sought to clear the air surrounding the film, saying he was careful in depicting the “Rajput honour and dignity” in the film. PTI