Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has been embroiled in controversies for allegedly tampering with historical facts ever since the film was announced. However, the spat between the film-maker and the Rajput community took an ugly turn after a Karni Sena member threatened to chop off Padukone’s nose. It all started when she said in an interview that India has “regressed” as a nation. And, the Karni Sena member’s insensitive response to it has been drawing flak on all social media platforms.
Approving Sri Rajput Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi’s remark on the actor for allegedly portraying a demeaning image of Rajput women in Padmavati, a member of the organisation said if need be, action will be taken against her. Speaking to ANI, Mahipal Singh Makrana said, “Rajput Karni Sena is fighting to protect the image of women being portrayed in the films. We never raise a hand on women but if need be, we will do to Deepika what Lakshman did to Shurpanakha for violating the rules and culture of India.”
Check out the tweet here.
Rajputs never raise a hand on women but if need be, we will do to Deepika what Lakshman did to Shurpanakha: Mahipal Singh Makrana of Rajput Karni Sena in a self-made video #Padmavati pic.twitter.com/82AWKGO7IU
— ANI (@ANI) November 16, 2017
As soon as the news reached Padukone’s fans and followers on Twitter, they stood up in support for the 31-year-old actor and tweeted furiously against the Karni Sena member. The hashtag #IStandWithDeepika also started trending on the micro-blogging website. Here are some of the responses.
— Akshaye Rathi (@akshayerathi) November 16, 2017
Rajput Karni Sena: Don’t let Padmavati release. It is an insult to our Rani Padmini.We will fight for her dignity. It is a shame for our rajput community.
— Sakshi Sanyal (@SanyalSakshi) November 16, 2017
Vandalize public property
Slap a director, beat the crew
Mock the rule of law
Take laws in their hands
Threaten @deepikapadukone to chop her nose like
Behave extra constitutional authority
Remember, with every move, you are tarnishing the Rajputana glory.
— Gaurav Raj (@gauravujay_raj) November 16, 2017
Goons on Padmavati who might just be fiction: We will protect her honour.
Goons on Deepika Padukone, a world famous public figure who lives in the present: We will cut her nose.
Irony just stabbed itself.
— eleven (@ranbirskhaleesi) November 16, 2017
@deepikapadukone some spineless people are threatening to cut her nose. I don’t know the logic of protecting a dead woman ‘s pride by harming a living woman. Also they are same people who kill women under sati pratha. @FilmPadmavati @SanjayLeelaB @BJP4India
— Hetal Vadanlal Docto (@drhetal1) November 16, 2017
Women activists #TruptiDesai fighting to enter sabarimala should unleash their wrath on the protester who asked to cut nose of Deepika padukone for acting in a periodic film.
— SreeJith (@sreeji_nambiar) November 16, 2017
karni sena already have cut off their own nose having rapists as members of their so called sena..and india wont leave you for passing such disgrace comments on deepika padukone remember that. https://t.co/mf4TOP4L7J
— sidharth’s princess (@mrssoftmalhotra) November 15, 2017
— Abhijeet Goswami (@abhijeetg) November 16, 2017
— Urvashi Kapur (@urvashikapur) November 16, 2017
‘Padmavati’: Rajput Karni Sena threatens to chop off Deepika Padukone’s nose ..?? kya is baat se DESH ki NAAk nahi kategi ??
— RJ SHRUTI (@ShrutiRedFm) November 16, 2017
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