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Padmaavat row unites Subramanian Swamy, Digvijay Singh

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    Amid raging controversy over the release of Padmaavat movie, senior leaders of BJP and Congress seemed to follow the lines of Karni Sena. Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh both appeared to be on the page over the issue.

    Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh

    As Padmaavat hit the screen on Thursday, Subramanian Swamy asked the historical value of the movie and asserted that such films should not be made.

    Swamy said, "It opens old wounds, and that is why such films should not be made. what is the historical value of it? Zero. They say it has nothing to do with history, then why are you making it? Also, why is Rahul Gandhi not taking a stand on it?"

    On the other hand, Digvijaya Singh expressed similar views. He said, "Films which hurt sentiments of any religion or caste should not be made."

    Meanwhile, Congress President Rahul Gandhi did not make comment on whether such movie should be made or not. But, condemned the violence unleashed by Karni Sena protestors.

    Rahul Gandhi hit out at the BJP after a school bus in Haryana's Gurugram was attacked by Karni Sena supporters over the release of 'Padmaavat' and accused the party's "hatred politics" for "setting the nation on fire".

    However, Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali said "Padmaavat" is his tribute to the glorious stories of Rajput "honour, valour and vigour".

    "Padmaavat", directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is released today but the controversies that sparked early last year when the film was in the making have not left it till date. The story is based on 16th century Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi's epic poem "Padmaavat".

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