Padmavati row Live Updates: She’s a Rajput but doesn’t care for the community’s sentiments — Karni Sena chief on Aparna Yadav’s Ghoomar dance

The period drama has been facing protests from Shri Rajput Karni Sena for allegedly tampering with historical facts.

A day after the Supreme Court came down heavily on people holding public office for commenting on “Padmavati” before the CBFC certifying the film, BJP leader Suraj Pal Amu, who had threatened actress Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, on Wednesday resigned from the post of party’s Haryana chief media coordinator. The period drama has been facing protests from Shri Rajput Karni Sena for allegedly tampering with historical facts.
On Tuesday only, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Bhansali should clarify his stand on the controversy and that the historical drama won’t be released in the state until that happens.
The JD(U) chief is the fifth CM after Yogi Adityanath (UP), Vijay Rupani (Gujarat), Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Madhya Pradesh) and Vasundhara Raje (Rajasthan) – all BJP-ruled states – to speak out against the period film’s release. The film, which was supposed to release on December 1, has been deferred by producers Viacom 18. Gujarat, MP and UP have banned the film’s release citing “distortion of history”.
Here are the latest updates:
4.30pm: “We are fighting for our cause. Being a Rajput she is dancing on such songs without caring for the sentiments of Rajput,” said Lokendra Singh Kalvi of Karni Sena, reports ANI.
4.25pm: Not pleased with Aparna Yadav, Lokendra Singh Kalvi of Karni Sena says, “We will send them the original Ghoomar song and other Rajasthani folk songs if they like it so much.” (Reports ANI)
4.15 pm: Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav dancing to Ghoomar, song from Padmavati movie which is mired in controversy, at a functin in Lucknow. (Video by ANI)

12:50 pm: Now my dream is to slap Farooq Abdullah on Lal Chowk, I challenge him to meet me there, says Amu.

12:20 pm: BJP leader Suraj Pal Amu, who resigned as party’s Haryana Chief Media Coordinator, again trained guns at Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
“With a heavy heart I have resigned from the post I had in the BJP. I am pained at the behaviour of Haryana chief minister. I have never seen a BJP CM so arrogant who doesn’t respect party workers and community representatives,” Amu told ANI.

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