Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s magnum opus Padmaavat, starring Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, finally released, amidst countless controversies and protests, on January 25, 2018. Earlier we had reported, that the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, who has been protesting vociferously against the film, on Friday, announced it has decided to take back its protest against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat”, stating the movie glorifies the valour of the Rajputs. But now, Shree Rajput Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi has to say otherwise. Also Read - Drug Nexus Case: Deepika Padukone’s Manager Karishma Prakash was in Touch With Drug Peddlers
Kalvi, on Saturday, dismissed reports that his outfit has withdrawn protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat” and said it must be some “fake news” circulated by a “fake Karni Sena”. He also said that his group has made the BJP pay – via its loss in theRajasthanbypolls – for not respecting the sentiments of the protesting Rajputs. “There are many fake Karni Senas emerging in India. At present there are eight such entities operating in the country with vested interests,” Kalvi told IANS. Also Read - Deepika Padukone's Manager Karishma Prakash 'Untraceable' After NCB Raids Her Residence, Summoned For Tomorrow
The Rajput leader, whose group has been at the forefront of massive protests against “Padmaavat”, said there has been a “duplicacy” in matters pertaining to Karni Sena’s functioning. He stressed that there was “only one Rajput Karni Sena operating in India and I proudly say that I am the founder of that organisation, adding that, “He also asked people to “beware of such similarly named organisations functioning and operating in the market.” Also Read - Cirkus: Ranveer Singh Gets His First Double Role in Rohit Shetty's Film, Jacqueline Fernandez And Pooja Hegde Join in
The Shree Rajput Karni Sena has been protesting the DeepikaPadukone starrer since its inception, claiming the film distorts history. “We started the initial protests against the release of the film, which we still continue to do,” adding that, “However, the other duplicate Karni Senas are creating a dubious situation by releasing contradictory and fake news,” Kalvi added. ALSO READ: Ranveer Singh – Deepika Padukone’s Padmaavat Rakes In Rs 176.50 Crore At The Box Office
Speaking on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s loss in the Rajasthan by polls, the Rajput leader said, “Around 17 organisations have joined hands and declared that they will make sure that BJP loses elections on each and every seat. And we proved what we said. Congress won with a big margin while BJP was a loser on its home turf. We want the government to understand via political loss how it has hurt the sentiments of people here.”
He further added, “Jauharkijwala mein bahut kuchh jalega. Aur bhi bahut ghatnayen hongi (The fire of Jauhar will burn down many things, there is more to come). ‘Padmaavat’ will decide many things in future.”
“We have hit hard on notes as well as votes. Bhansali was expected to get Rs 500 crore return, however, we scuttled his dreams and cut the profit margin to Rs 150 crore. Similarly, the vote share of the BJP was reduced,” he said.
“I have met 21 Chief Ministers and am looking forward to meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon. I have got the call from PMO asking about my schedule and have given them my schedule. Will see when can I meet him and apprise him on the present situation,” Kalvi added.
The Rajput leader strongly denied having any political aspirations. “None of us have any dream of floating a political party,” he said.
The Rajput Karni Sena on Friday had announced that it had decided to end the protests against Bhansali’s “Padmaavat” stating that the film “glorifies the valour of the Rajputs”. Shree Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena’s Mumbai leader, Yogendra Singh Kartar said that a few members of the outfit watched the film on the directions of the organisation’s national President Sukhdev Singh Gogamadi and found that the “film glorifies” the valour and sacrifice of Rajputs, and “every Rajput would feel proud” after watching it. Watch this space for further updates.
Inputs from IANS