Padmavati Vs Politics


Team Padmavati instead of threats they chosen shuns communication. But the matter is how the conduct of politician over the past few days has been cynical and deeply unmindful of the rule of law. Today as a number of chief minister across North India against the film and warned that they didn’t allow the screening of without cuts. There is no longer even that cursory clarification that their action has nothing to do with the artistic merit of the film. The goofiest thing is that numbers of chief minister are actually rallying against the film. Yogi Adityanath of UP has forgotten an abused equivalent between “those giving death threats and attack on foreigner couple and now according to Mr. Yogi the film Padmavati hurting the sentiment of people. But the question is that there is no one who is want to know that who is Rani Padmini, from which tears she has gone through. According to Wikipedia Rani Padmini was a legendary 13-14th Century. Padmavati was an exceptionally beautiful princess of Singhal (Sri Lanka) kingdom. Ratan-Sen, the Rajput ruler of Chittor he won her hand in marriage, after an adventures quest. The Sultan of Delhi Alauddin Khilji heard about her ravishing looks and laid beleaguering Chittor to obtain her. Many events occur during the siege, till the fort was finally taken. Meanwhile, Ratan Sen was killed. Before the Alauddin Khilji could capture the Chittor, Rani Padmavati and her companions committed Jauhar  (self – immolation) to protect their honor.


Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali filmography always shows his ability to represent the great Indian culture and tradition in the movie like Devdas, Goliyon Ki Rasleela…..Ramleela, Bajirao Mastani. But this time he faces a lot of problems in releasing of his film in the name of Rajput Pride. Shri Rajput Karni Sena, a minor group of Rajput headed by Lokendra Singh Kalvi, BJP supporter, and son of late union minister Kalyan Singh Kalvi, has temporarily won the battle by forcing the producer of Viacom 18 motion pictures. Meanwhile, the ‘Ghoomer’ song from this movie, which has already amassed 54 Million views on YouTube, is now being accused misrepresenting Rajput culture. Even in 2008, it was ‘Jodha Akbar’ targeted in the name of “Rajput Pride”.

Cinema being an always easily accessible are with commercial interest involved has always been a soft target. Our greedy politicians can do anything for power and popularity. They all want to get the profit from this movie controversy. Politicians should discuss on issues like global environment, famines, malnutrition or net neutrality. Well said by Chetan Bhagat  “You may hate an artist’s work. You may condemn it. You call it disgusting. you cannot bully and use violence.”


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