November 20, 2017 13:52 IST

Padmavati controversy: Rajasthan to Karnataka, protests spread across the country

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"Hundreds of protesters on Saturday blocked entry for a few hours to Kumbhalgarh Fort. It was a peaceful protest and no untoward incident was reported," SHO Kelwara Yogesh Chauhan told IANS on phone. Credit: IANS
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Protesters shouted slogans against Bhansali and in speech after speech demanded a ban on the movie. They said they will send memorandums to the President of India and Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting requesting a ban on "Padmavati". Credit: IANS
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Kumbhalgarh fort, situated in Rajsamand district, is one of the prominent forts of Rajasthan. It is the birth place of famous Rajput king Maharana Pratap. Credit: IANS
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A Karni Sena leader on Thursday threatened actress Deepika Padukone, who plays the lead in the movie, with physical harm over her "provocative statements". Credit: IANS
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Deepika, in an interview to IANS, had said: "The only people we are answerable to is the censor board, and I know and I believe that nothing can stop the release of this film." Credit: IANS