Padmavati: Home Ministry, Maharashtra and Karnataka govt assure security for film’s release BY SAEED NAISR

Deepika Padukone’s film Padmavati has received several threats from religious clothes.

Deepika Padukone has been threatened by Karni Sena.
Standing tightly with Bollywood, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Karnataka and Maharashtra federal on Thursday guaranteed security to theatres which display Padmavati, the upcoming epic period play by filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali that has come under episode from critics.

“The first responder in relation to ongoing and potential open public order issues are the district supervision and state law enforcement officials under the overall assistance of the state government,” an MHA spokesperson informed news company ANI. “Any request for assistance, as so when received, will have the fullest consideration of the ministry,” he added.

Minister of Condition for Home (Urban) Ranjit Patil said that because of the volatile situation, security would be provided to all or any theatres screening process the film which has raked up controversy days and nights before its release.

“All procedures will be taken. Were monitoring the situation on a daily basis to ensure that no untoward occurrence happens,” Patil advised the media.

Besides, he said some teams opposing the film got met federal government representatives to clarify their stand and Maharashtra key minister Devendra Fadnavis was seized of the problem.

The development came a few days after Fadnavis provided a precautionary security cover to Bhansali, who is facing death hazards from various quarters.

The state government’s stand is as opposed to the stand used by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from Mumbai Ram memory Kadam, also President of the Film Studios Setting up and Allied Mazdoor Sangh.

Kadam said that because of the public sentiments, they had decided to oppose the film “teeth and nail” and threatened that his union could not work with Bhansali in future.

Bajrang Dal activists protesting against filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Padmavati in Nagpur.
Karnataka home minister Ramalinga Reddy said today that the state will ensure satisfactory security to keep up legislation and order through the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed period episode Padmavati in the state of hawaii.

He also said that the censor board’s decision will be final on the concerns associated with this content of the movie.

Besides Bhansali, even the lead heroine of the film, Deepika Padukone, has been threatened by the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, which includes called for a countrywide shutdown on Dec 1 to oppose the film release.

However, the Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Sena has said it could have a stand on the film only after observing it if anything was found objectionable it could discuss the problem with Bhansali.

“We have decided not to oppose it without watching it. We know that some groupings and people are against it, but we shall watch the film first before taking any stand,” MNCS Chief executive Amey Khopkar said in a assertion.

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