Rajput group resorts to vandalism to oppose ‘Padmavati’
In opposition to the screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmavati’, a Rajput group targeted a cinema hall in Rajasthan’s Kota that was screening its trailer.
The theater is said to be located in Akash Mall where the workers of the Rajput Karni Sena resorted to vandalism.
Making their way inside through the mall’s backdoor, the protestors went on a spree of violence and broke the ticket window of the theatre. The police have detained eight people for the incident.
Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria said that protests need to be peaceful and according to democratic traditions.
The Karni Sena had held protests against Padmavati earlier too, alleging that the film was defaming Padmini, the 13th century Queen of Chittor, by distorting historical facts.>