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Padmavati controversy: Union minister Uma Bharti tweets suggestions to end debate on film

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film on the legendary Rajput queen has run into several political roadblocks before its release.

Shriram Iyengar

The real life war over Padmavati seems to be far more intense than the battle scenes in director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film. After the spokesperson of the ruling party, BJP suggested that the party might request a delayed release for the film, Union minister for drinking water and sanitation, Uma Bharti, has now suggested alternatives to help Bhansali procure a smooth release for his film.

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Taking to Twitter, Bharti wrote that 'I cannot stay away from the Padmavati controversy. I request that Padmavati be associated, not with the Rajput community, but with Indian women.'

Going further, the Union minister suggested that the filmmakers join with the protestors and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to create a committee and find a solution to the problem.

The film has been opposed, violently and otherwise, by the Rajput Karni Sena on the grounds that it depicts an alternate portrayal of Queen Padmavati. Bharti added that 'I stand firm. No non-sense with Indian woman's pride - past, present or future.'

The statement comes close on the heels of BJP spokesperson IK Jadeja, who said, "We (BJP) 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."

Padmavati stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles. The film is set to be released on 1 December.