All the controversies Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh starrer Padmavati has courted before its release Padmavati starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor has found itself surrounded with controversies over depictions of Rani Padmini in the movie, claiming that history has been distorted by filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Here is a timeline of what has happened until now.
Bollywood movies have been courting controversies from ages. Sometimes even when a movie is in the conception and filming stage, it irks the so-called saviours of culture, religion and tradition of the nation. While some of them face serious repercussions, the others are believed to have been created only to keep the buzz around the movie alive. Joining the bandwagon is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s yet to be released period-drama Padmavati
On Friday, a group of people took to the streets of Chittorgarh and protested against the release of the film. Though the protest was a peaceful one, the people alleged that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial venture shows much-celebrated Rajput queen, Padmini, in a poor light. As a part of the protest, backed by the Rajput Karni Sena, the schools, markets and medical shops were shut down in the area.