The release of the movie ‘Padmavati’ has been delayed but there is no end to the controversy. The Padmavati fight stooped to a new low with Haryana's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Media Coordinator Suraj Pal Amu announcing a Rs 10 crore bounty for Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s head. He also threatened Ranveer Singh for supporting Bhansali.
He also praised the Meerut youth for announcing Rs 5 crore bounty for beheading Deepika and Bhansali.
"I want to congratulate the Meerut youth for announcing Rs 5 crore bounty for beheading Deepika, and Bhansali. We will reward the ones beheading them, with Rs 10 crore, and also take care of their family's needs," he added.
"If you (Ranveer Singh) do not take back your words, we will break your legs [Agar tune apne shabd wapas nahin liye, toh teri taango ko todkar tere haathon mein de dengey)," he said, adding slurs against the actor.
Amu also claimed he was ready to quit the BJP for his remarks, and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to speak up against the release of movie 'Padmavati'.
The BJP leader further added, "The Rajputs in Gujarat will vote for the party in the upcoming Assembly elections only if Padmavati is banned."
The makers of the upcoming movie have voluntarily postponed its release date, in the face of absence of requisite clearances.
The movie was scheduled to release on December 1. The new release date of Padmavati is yet to be announced.
The movie, based on the legend of Rani Padmini, a Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Avadhi poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540, had been facing protests from various groups, including Shri Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering with historical facts.
(With ANI Inputs)