'Padmavati' controversy: Body of man found hanging at Naharagarh Fort


A man was found hanging off the parkot (parapet) of Jaipur's famous Nahargarh fort. "'Padmavati" has been facing a series of protests from pro-Hindutuva and members of royal family particularly in Rajasthan.

However, in a more shocking revelation, it now appears that this threat is not to the makers of Padmavati but for the Karni Sena brigade that has been protesting against the film's release. Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha shared the picture of the accident and shared a powerful message.

The police have identified the body as that of a 40-year-old local Chetan Saini. "He has nothing to do with the threat note written on rocks Padmavati", said Ram Ratan Saini, brother of the man whose body was found. This one message made all believe that it was done by the anti-Padmavati brigade.

"We don't just hang effigies", it said.

The message, scrawled on rocks nearby, read, "Hum putle nahin jalate. latkate hain" (We don't burn effigies, we hang them).

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On Thursday, Karni Sena had threatened to burn theatres in the United Kingdom after the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) cleared Padmavati for the United Kingdom audience.

The movie has been mired in controversies over its release. The government had also given security to Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali at the wake of these threats.

Also, West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee became the first Chief Minister to say she was ready to welcome the film and its crew - at a time when Chief Ministers of at least four other states have opposed the movie's release.

Padmavati is based on the legend that Alauddin Khijli (played by Ranveer Singh) invades Chittor to capture the already-married Queen Padmini, (played by Deepika Padukone).