Padmaavat, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor has becomes one of the most controversial Indian movie of the decade. It is going to be released tomorrow, with paid previews beginning from today, 6 pm. The movie has gotten great online reception, and if it is allowed to release smoothly, it could do great business. A faction of Rajput community did watch the movie, and after saying that “Jhuka Bhansali, Jeeta Rajput” have no problem or objetion with the movie. Moreover, they seem to be giving themselves the credit that the protests forced the director to delete certain scenes from the movie. The mediator was Suresh Chavhnake, and he addressed the media, telling that they have no objection with the movie now. In Ahmedabad, 30 motorcyles and various cars were burned and malls were vandalized by goons, even though they had posted a written notice that they would not screen Padmaavat.
As the violent protests have gone on, there has been another petition that has been filed in the Supreme Court, asking for the deletion of certain scenes from the movie.
17 Members of the Karni Sena have been taken into custody by the Mumbai Police, to ensure the security and peace of the city.
The Karni Sena held a press conference, in which the leader Lokendra Kalvi is still adamant that he won’t let the movie be released, and has encouraged Karni Sena to hold Janta curfew (meaning violent procession of goons who attack malls).