Padmavati Controversy: Man's dead body found hanging from Nahargarh fort, Rajasthan


The graffiti includes this warning: "We don't burn effigies, we hang them".

The nationwide outrage against the release of controversial film "Padmavati" has now turned ugly with the protestors hanging a dead body of the wall from the Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur, Rajasthan today.

Man’s suicide against Padmavati in Jaipur Slogans found written on the wall
Man’s suicide against Padmavati in Jaipur Slogans found written on the wall

The note, was written on the rock next to the body.

The body contained a message "Padmavati ka virodh" (Opposition against Padmavati). "The identity of the man, around 40-years-old, is yet to be ascertained", Satyendra Singh, DCP Jaipur (North), told IANS.

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The note ends with the word "Padamvati", immediately connecting the death to the ongoing controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's mangum-opus.

Rajput community alleged that Queen Padmavati who sacrificed her life to protect the dignity of women has been portrayed in a derogatory manner in the movie. Shri Rajput Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi had expressed disappointment in the BBFC's decision and demanded a global ban on the film's release.

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Activists of the Karni Sena earlier this month vandalised a theatre in Kota, Rajasthan, over reports that it was showing a trailer of "Padmavati". Meanwhile, CBFC here is yet to certify the film due to which the makers of Padmavati have been forced to postpone the release date until further notice.

The release of the film, which was earlier slated for December 1, has now been deferred as the filmmakers are yet to secure a censor certificate. The same Rajput Karni Sena had threatened to chop off Deepika Padukone's nose.

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