Deepika Padukone will suffer same fate as Shurpanakha: Karni Sena
The protest by Karni Sena against movie Padmavati went to a new level altogether with the fringe group threatening actress Deepika Padukone, who portrays Rani Padmini in the film, of physical harm.
A Karni Sena member on Thursday said, "Rajputs never raise a hand on women but if need be, we will do to Deepika what Lakshman did to Shurpanakha."
According to epic Ramayana, Shurpanakha's nose was chopped off by Lakshmana.
Members of the Shri Rajput Karni Sena have also threatened to behead Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the director of the movie, if he proceeds with the release of Padmavati.
Bhansali is facing the ire of various fringe groups, who allege improper "depiction" of legendary queen Rani Padmavati in the movie.
It's not just the Shri Rajput Karni Sena; the film faced the wrath from several groups alleging distortion of history by the makers. Rajput groups, in particular, questioned the authenticity of Padmavati--Bhansali's ambitious project based on the legend of Rani Padmini of Chittor.
Earlier this month, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had released a video clarifying that there was no distortion of history in Padmavati.
Bhansali has been facing trouble since he started shooting for the movie. The set of the movie was vandalised twice -- in Jaipur and Kolhapur -- and the director was roughed up by members of the Karni Sena during the Jaipur schedule of the film earlier this year.