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Padmaavat row: Karni Sena chief urges public to impose curfew in cinema halls

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Ujjain: Rajput Karni Sena Chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi on Tuesday urged people to impose curfew in cinema halls and stop screening of the movie ‘Padmaavat’. He also appealed the social organisations to come together to protest against the release of the film.

“I appeal to all social organisation to not let the movie run in cinema halls and public should impose curfew in the cinema halls. Kalvi also said that he is going to conduct an emergency meeting following Supreme Court’s green signal for ‘Padmaavat’s release.

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The flick, based on the legend of Rani Padmini, a 13th century Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Avadhi poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540, has been facing protests from various groups, particularly the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering with historical facts.


The CBFC has suggested five modifications in ‘Padmavati’, which included changing the film’s title to ‘Padmaavat’, in December last year. The film is all set for January 25 worldwide release in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil. It will be the first Indian film to get a global IMAX 3D release.