Padmavati : Protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming movie Padmavati have intensified in Rajasthan with several organisations stating their objection to the movie over Rani Padmini’s portrayal, “We don’t want to get involved in this controversy; our company has decided to not get involved in this film until this controversy is sorted out,” said Raj Bansal, a leading film distributor from Rajasthan. The movie is set to hit the screens on December 1. Rajput groups in the Mewar region threatening to damage theaters if the film was shown and the exhibitors asking for police protection for the screening.Telangana Bharatiya Janata Party leader Raja Singh, a Rajput from the Goshamahal constituency in Hyderabad also said he will not allow Padmavati to be released in the state. “If Padmavati has distorted history, Sanjay Leela Bhansali will have to pay the price for it,” he told.Other Rajput groups, including the Jauhar Smriti Sansthan, have also demanded that the movie be shown to a few select intellectuals and historians before its release.
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