It is also reported that the film is based on a 16th-century poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi. Amidst all the violence and agitation on the surface as the movie is nearing its release date, states are being extra cautious about the audience's reaction. "From the past one and a half year, we have been talking peacefully but now it is time to take up the path of aggression", said Sukhdev. "We are not here for any type of rebellious activity, we just wanted to talk to the CBFC and tell them that Padmavat film violates the Indian history and request them to not release it", Prakash Singh Parmar, a Karni Sena worker, told ANI.
On Monday, Shri Rajput Karni Sena had demanded that the names of the characters in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial directorial "Padmavati" be changed, days after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) suggested changing its title to "Padmavat".
A senior Home Department official said, "But, in view of the protest calls from some quarters and the law and order in mind, a close watch is being kept on the developments".
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Mr. Joshi said that they have approved the film and CBFC should not get involved in any controversy and he also added - "Let's refrain from utilizing CBFC's name unnecessarily". "Going by the trailer and whatever we have seen so far, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has hurt Rajput sentiments and glory". The members were protesting against the clearance given by CBFC to screen the movie, Padmavat in theatres later this month.In the past, owing to the violent protests and death threats given out to the cast of the period drama, the Mumbai Police had extended security to the actors and director of the movie. Ltd said in a statement issued here today.
However, the makers of the film, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions, are happy with the way the CBFC carried out the process of certification and have disclosed the changes ordered by the censor board. They had written a letter to the state government asking to ban the movie's screening in the state during peak tourist season.