Dead body found at Jaipur Fort hinting at opposition for Padmavati

Dead body found at Jaipur Fort hinting at opposition for Padmavati

The outrage over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming period film Padmavati took a horrifying and deadly turn on Friday (November 24) when the body of a man was found hanging at the city view of the historic Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

The 40-year-old deceased was identified as Chetan Saini, a resident of Jaipur's Shastri Nagar from the Aadhaar card found in his pocket. The messages were scribbled on the rocks and stones nearby. "Padmavati ka virodh" which means we don't burn statues but hang them... The deceased's brother said that Saini could not have taken his life. He added that his brother had nothing to do with the threat note written on rocks.

It is yet to be determined whether the death was a murder or a suicide. Will demand for an investigation into the death.

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"Padmavati" has been mired in controversies ever since its shooting started, with elements like members of the Karni Sena of the Rajput community and some other groups protesting against the movie, claiming the film distorts "historical facts". When asked about the same, the Karni Sena President told News 18, "This is not the way to send a message. Whatever is being done is wrong", he said.

"Those who are aggrieved by the film, can have a rational discussion on it, debate on it, and if the Censor Board feels there is a certain scene that is undesirable....but one must resort to legal ways to lodge any protest", Singh, a Rajya Sabha member, said. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar termed as "hopeless" and "misconceived" a petition, seeking that a committee be set up before the film is released to check whether there was any distortion of history.

Earlier scheduled to get there in cinema halls on December 1, the release date of the film has now been deferred by the makers till further notice. The government had also given security to Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali at the wake of these threats.

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