Abhishek Som, President of Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha, has announced a reward of Rs. 5 crore for beheading actress Deepika Padukone for playing the title role in movie ‘Padmavati’ and its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the ‘wrongful portrayal’ of the historical character.
While the supporters of Som displayed swords and guns as he made the announcement, he said they would not accept the movie as it was an insult to the valour and dignity of the community.
Som originally belongs to Kalind village of Thakur dominated Sardhana area and claims that he is associated with the Samajwadi Party. “But this announcement is not politically governed,” he said.
In the presence of his supporters, Som had made the announcement that either Deepika Padukone or Sanjay Leela Bhansali should withdraw the controversial film Padmavati or be ready to face the consequences. “On behalf of Kshatriya Samaj I take the responsibility to reward Rs. 5 crore to the one who would behead the duo.”
Charging the government of protecting the actress and her director, Som said even PM Modi can’t save them. “I am ready to face the aftermath of making this announcement.”
He charged the director Bhansali with making ‘Padmavati’ without proper knowledge of history and called it a blot on the history. “They do not know about the Rajput pride and traditions,” he quipped, mentioning the Jauhar made by the Rajput women.
On this announcement, SSP Manzil Saini has asked the report from the officials of local intelligence unit. She said that a case of issuing threat to life could be registered against him after examining the report.
Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party had condemned the act. The party’s district president Rajpal Singh said that Abhishek Som is not associated with the party in any way and it seems that he is doing this to get cheap publicity.