EC to BJP: Padmavati's Release Will Not be Stalled

Kevin Kolsch Dennis Widmyer

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmavati has been mired in controversy since it was announced and the sets, as well as Bhansali himself, have been attacked, but as the release date of December 1 approached, seems the film is still not without controversy.

"Summary: We will not tolerate any attempts at disgracing the Rajput community and its contributions to history", Sengar said.In neighbouring Gujarat, also a BJP-ruled state, the ruling party has supported a ban on "Padmavati". The Rajput outfits have demanded that the film be shown to them, but the producers say that the film is still not ready.

National Football League pizza sponsor Papa John's blames $70mn loss on anthem protests
The CEO refused to take a knee (take a knead?) and instead blamed the National Football League anthem protests. They praised Schnatter for distancing the pizza brand from the NFL.

India's Number One and the most followed Super Prime Time News Show "Aaj Ki Baat - Rajat Sharma Ke Saath" was launched just before the 2014 General Elections.

"We are writing to the ECI, CBFC and the Centre, seeking to stop the film's release for a temporary period till the issue is resolved", Jadeja said to media.

Okafor asks Sixers for buyout
I'm just anxious about my career. "Bryan just didn't deem they were fair, which I understand, I'm a No. 3 pick [in 2015]". Okafor averaged 17.5 points and 7.0 rebounds as a rookie before falling to 11.8 and 4.8, respectively, last season.

Senior Congress leader and also a chief ministerial hopeful, Shaktisinh Gohil echoed views that were strikingly similar to his political rival though he did seek to put the BJP in a spot too. A Kshatriya leader himself, Jadeja said: "We have received representations from Khastriya, Rajput communities opposing any purported distortion of history and character of Rani Padmavati in the movie".

Even the BJP has demanded a halt in the release of the film because it allegedly hurts the sentiments of the Kshatriya community ahead of Gujarat Assembly elections. Pramod Rana, the national convenor of Rajput Karni Sena, has said that they wouldn't let the movie release with wrong facts. The legend that Alauddin Khilji got smitten by the beauty of the courageous and immensely lovely queen Padmavati and laid siege on Chittor to capture her was Jayasi's creation - it was written over 200 years after Khilji's actual conquest of Chittor in Rajasthan.

Watch an engineer's tour of the new Surface Pro with LTE Advanced
Microsoft claims that using a preproduction model they clocked in up to 17 hours of video playback on a single charge. For example, the Surface engineering team has included 7 LTE antennas on top of the device for great connectivity.

In January, activists of a Rajput organisation, Shi Rajput Karni Sena had protested, manhandled and misbehaved with the crew of "Padmavati" claiming that Bhansali was distorting historical facts in the movie.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top First flu-related death in Pierce County this season is elderly man
Nov 03, 2017 - 01:12
Perhaps the most controversial of the myths surrounding the flu shot are claims that the vaccine causes autism in children. However, the Health Department said they don't normally hear of the flu until the end of January... early February.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top British PM calls US Trump over attack in New York - May's office
Nov 03, 2017 - 01:11
Investigators found thousands of ISIS-related propaganda images and videos on Saipov's cellphone, the complaint said. A law enforcement official said Kadirov was a friend of Saipov's and may not have any role in the case.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump Jr. jabs Clinton with weird Halloween joke
Nov 03, 2017 - 01:10
Mueller's focus is to determine whether collusion occurred in the campaign in an attempt to sway the election with Russia's help. She made a joke Saturday night that the network treats her as if she was in charge of the government.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Joe Gomez earn England calls
Nov 03, 2017 - 01:09
He said the England U21 striker, who turned down a chance to play for the Super Eagles, deserves his chance with the Three Lions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cuomo Slams Trump for 'Politicizing' Terror Attack
Nov 03, 2017 - 01:08
The inevitable next attack has lingered in the back of every New Yorker's head since 2001, since 1993, even since 1948, when E.B. De Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo made an appearance in the parade as well, marching a few blocks up near 14th Street.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Southgate selects "very good" Joe Gomez in England squad
Nov 03, 2017 - 01:08
They are now performing in the Premier League and doing well. "That's only going to build their confidence and benefit us as a country".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump calls for extreme vetting — NYC TERROR ATTACK
Nov 02, 2017 - 01:20
But on Wednesday morning, he said his administration is fighting for "merit-based immigration, no more Democrat lottery systems". This is unlikely to result in the swift justice the President claims he wants. "This wasn't about going the political route".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Patriots Sign 49ers Quarterback Brian Hoyer To Three-Year Contract
Nov 02, 2017 - 01:19
According to Pelissero's colleague Ian Rapoport, the Green Bay Packers were trying to convince Hoyer to sign with them instead. The trade left Tom Brady as the only quarterback still on the Patriots roster.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tesla is trading down ahead of Wednesday's earnings report
Nov 02, 2017 - 01:10
Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Tesla from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Last month, Tesla reported it delivered 26,150 vehicles in the third quarter, a 4.5 percent rise on the same period of 2016.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top FDA warns that black licorice can cause heart problems
Nov 01, 2017 - 01:11
Many "licorice" or "licorice flavor" products manufactured in the United States do not contain any licorice. The problem is caused by glycyrrhizin , which is a sweetening compound in the licorice root.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Carolina Panthers Trade WR Kelvin Benjamin
Nov 01, 2017 - 01:10
But remember that Panthers GM Marty Hurney and first-year Buffalo GM Brandon Beane (a former Panthers lifer) are long friends. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Benjamin is a great deep ball threat and red zone receiver for Bills QB Tyrod Taylor .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top El Shaarawy strikes twice as Roma rout Chelsea 3-0
Nov 01, 2017 - 01:10
Perotti nearly doubled his tally and turned the game into a rout just minutes after his goal after some excellent work from Dzeko. Chelsea travel to Italy to take on AS Roma and hopefully secure qualification to the next stage of the Champions League .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iraqi Army Takes Over Turkey Border Crossing From Kurds, Turkish PM Says
Nov 01, 2017 - 01:08
In the days to come, other losses followed: The Kurdish region's oil revenues were effectively halved. However, as long as Barzani is there to advocate for independence they will not be gone.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Browns Botched AJ McCarron Trade
Nov 01, 2017 - 01:08
The proposed compensation for McCarron would have been a second- and third-round pick in 2018, a source confirmed to Schefter . He completed 66.4 percent of his 119 pass attempts for 854 yards while throwing 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top U.S. forces catch suspect in deadly 2012 Benghazi attack
Nov 01, 2017 - 01:07
The attackers later fired mortar rounds at a Central Intelligence Agency building, killing two former Navy Seals. Earlier this month, another man accused in Benghazi, Ahmed Abu Khattala, went on trial in federal court.