Padmavati controversy sparked on Tuesday during media interaction UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Slammed Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Hurting Public Sentiments. CM Yogi slammed Sanjay Leela Bhansali and said that he has invited trouble for himself by making this type of films. Further, he adds that the film-maker should respect the sentiments of the people. In his statement CM seen supporting those who were giving threats to the film-makers and actress Deepika Padukone by saying “Nobody has the right to take the law into their hands if it will be Sanjay Leela Bhansali or anybody else.
Yogi had earlier told CNN IBN, “Nobody has the right to take law into their own hands, be it Sanjay Leela Bhansali or anybody is. And I feel that if those giving death threats are guilty, then Bhansali is also guilty of hurting people’s sentiments.”
This comes just days after UP Deputy Chief Minister, Keshav Prasad Maurya had said that the government would not allow the film’s release in Uttar Pradesh, unless the “controversial scenes” are not removed.
The UP government asked the Centre to defer the release of the movie on December 1 as it could lead to a law and order situation in the state.
In a letter written to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the UP government said that the film’s release might cause disruption in the state, as the counting of votes for municipal elections is also scheduled on the same date, along with the festival of Barawafat.
Padmavati Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Deepika, Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji, film, Padmavati is based on the legend of Rani Padmavati. Earlier this year, in January, Bhansali was even roughed up by the members of Rajput Karni Sena in Jaipur and the film sets vandalized during shooting.