Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavati has been mired in controversy from quite some time. The protests have become deadlier as lately a dead body of a man was found hanging at Jaipur's Nahargarh Fort with a threat note linked with the film. Actress Alia Bhatt has reacted to the incident in her recent tweet and questioned about 'threats made openly without punishment'.
Alia took to micro-blogging site Twitter and tweeted, “his is what happens when violent threats are allowed to made openly without punishment! What is happening? Shocked!”
This is what happens when violent threats are allowed to made openly without punishment! What is happening? Shocked! https://t.co/hZw2EXyuij— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) November 24, 2017
The deceased person has been identified as Chetan. The investigation is being carried out to see if it was a murder or suicide. In the pictures, the note can be seen written on the stone with charcoal. One of the messages reads, “Padmavati ka virodh karne walo, hum kile par sirf putle nahi latkate... Hum mein hai dum.”
The incident has left people in shock. Ever since the first poster of the film was unveiled, many religious groups have been protesting against the release of the film alleging distortion of historical facts. Bhansali has clarified that he made the film with honesty and it will not hurt the religious sentiments of people. Earlier, the film was set to hit the screens on December 1, but the release date has also been pushed. The new release date is yet to be announced by the makers.
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