Padmavati’s trailer has become one of the most viewed video on Youtube, apparently because of the apt picturisation of the 14th century drama. However, troubles are still not over for the makers of the film, it seems, going by the threat from the Jai Rajputana Sangh.
The Rajput group has given an open threat to the makers of the film to burn cinema houses and multiplexes if they are not shown special screening of the film to know that it suits their sentiments.
“We won’t tolerate any distortion of history and if any romantic relationship is shown between queen Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji, we will burn cinema halls screening the film. Our members are trained in handling a large array of weapons ranging from swords to AK 47 guns. We won’t let anyone dishonour Padmavati and insult the people of Rajasthan,” Bhanwar Singh Reta, founder of the Rajput group, said to a newspaper.
The said group that consists of more than two lakh members had also destroyed a rangoli of Rani Padmavati, which an artist by the name of Karan K had completed in 48 hours!
Earlier also, the makers had to go through a lot of trouble when around 20-30 people vandalised the film’s set in Jaipur.
Padmavati, featuring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, will release on December 1.