Protest erupts after video of Aparna Yadav dancing to Padmavati song goes viral

Aparna Yadav, who contested and lost Lucknow Cantoment seat earlier this year in the state polls, had performed at the engagement ceremony of her brother in Lucknow on Saturday.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: December 1, 2017 6:19 am
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The AKHIL Bharatiya Kshatriya Mahasabha (ABKM) on Thursday took out a protest march against Aparna Yadav in Lucknow, days after a video of SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law dancing to the Ghoomar song from Padmavati, went viral on social media.

ABKM state general secretary Bhupendra Pratap Singh said if Aparna reacts against Thursday’s protest, a dharna will be staged outside her residence. The outfit will also torch effigies of Aparna and Mulayam, he added.

“We had decided to take out a Jauhar Swabhiman Yatra in protest against the Padmavati movie, in which historical facts about Rani Padmavati have been distorted. On Tuesday, we came to know that Aparna Yadav had danced to the Ghoomar song at a family function, like Deepika Padukone did in the movie,” Singh said.

“When the entire country is opposing the movie, Aparna danced to the same song and the video become viral. So, we protested against her too today,” he said.

Aparna, who contested and lost Lucknow Cantoment seat earlier this year in the state polls, had performed at the engagement ceremony of her brother in Lucknow on Saturday.

While she did not respond to repeated phone calls, her father Arvind Singh Bisht said: “It was a private function and we must respect this. It was not meant to hurt anybody’s sentiments and was just a dance performance meant for the family.”

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  1. L
    Dec 3, 2017 at 2:24 am
    These protesters are illiterate or have some dark poltical agenda to disgrace Hinduism. I had read this fic ious poem of 1600 AD Poet in Persianپدماہ which was later translated in Urdu and Hindi. It ha mystical theme (Sufism) of love for honor over love for life based on 1300AD folklore on the Subject. Before Independence some school history text books had inserted this پدماوتی पदमावती fiction in northern States of Gujarat , Raj na CP UP and Marathi schools and later removed and forgotten my College years in London, I had asked a class mate named Khilji, speaking Persian and Pashtu , he laughed it out that story was considered as fiction in his tribe and family passing by words of mouth, because Allaudin Khilji's Court Poet Ameer Khusro 1328 AD , who used accompany the King on war expeditions has never mentioned of such war/ Johar in his otherwise romantic poems in Persian or that era Hindi. I pity this madness consuming India. Where secularaism of Nehru is self immolating.
    1. S
      Shachi Singh
      Dec 1, 2017 at 1:07 pm
      All such sanghathan and groups are doing these protests for their personal interest. You do not represent the entire Rajput community and these protests are only for political gains. Why not do something for the rape victims and women who are subjected to domestic violence (for that matter men too). You pretend to fight for the women's honor yet none of you come out in open condemning the atrocities happening today. Shame on You!! Movie should be released after checking the facts with historians. Some uneducated, fringe groups are not going to dictate what we watch.
      1. Kuriakose Varkey Pariarath
        Dec 1, 2017 at 8:29 am
        Kshathriyas of different kinds put together will make around 10 of Indoa’s Population. If Requesting pardon from those true kashathriya kingswho fought foreigners and laid down their lives, majority of Indian kings preferred to patronize invaders and preferred to lead a luxurious life at the cost of india’s freedom. In some extreme cases they cheated ther colleagues and failed to protect their own women. Now they call the,selves Hindus and instigate those poor Dalits and OBCs to join them for disrupting the nation’s progress and create Division in the name of religion. They are people who failed to fervor their kshathriya dharma and so are not Hindus
        1. C
          Dec 1, 2017 at 5:59 am
          In a country where scores of women are sexually violated with impunity each day, to glorify the mythical and legendary Padmini and seek blood at her alleged dishonor is the greatest hypocrisy towards women. This is also mitigated by the collective silence by women to address this issue. How is it that the honor of a proverbial woman exceeds the respect and suffering of real women who are battling every day of their lives at the scorn, ridicule and violence by men! It should be up to women to rally against this collective hypocrisy of men, politicians and their anarchist followers and put an end to this despicable drama over the Padmavati issue. When women in flesh and blood cannot be respected and protected in this society, it is ridiculous that people should be allowed to glorify a queen who is a figment of collective imagination. It seems that in our society, living women are fair game, but to even hint at a possible or alleged insult towards a proverbial lady is an outrage.
          1. B
            Dec 1, 2017 at 4:46 am
            SO how much she have to pay karni sena to dance on this song SO they will not protest and give her protection while she will dance on this song
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