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Artist claims his Padmavati rangoli was destroyed by mob

Karan K claimed on Twitter that around 100 people shouting "Jai Shri Ram" destroyed his rangoli drawing of Deepika Padukone's character in Padmavati.

Source: Karan.K Twitter

Mayur Lookhar

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati faces the threat of little known group Rajput Karni Sena and Jai Rajputana Sangh, who have threatened to stall the release of Padmavati. Unfortunately, it’s not just the film or its makers, but the anger against Padmavati has spilled onto an rangoli drawing too.

A gentleman from Surat, Gujarat, on Twitter named Karan K, has claimed that his rangoli art of  Deepika Padukone’s character from the film, was destroyed by a mob of 100 who were shouting "Jai Shri Ram". 

Karan tweeted about the incident expressing shock at the way his art, that took 48 hours to complete, was allegedly destroyed. tried to contact Jariwala on Twitter but he didn’t respond. There is no word yet on whether Karan has filed a complaint with the police.

The artist's plight got the attention of Shobha Sant, CEO Bhansali Productions who asked him to contact them as they wanted to appreciate his efforts.

Sant also reiterated to all agitating citizens that there is no romantic scene between Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) and Padmavati (Padukone) in the film.

Padmavati has been courting controversy from the time Bhansali and his crew started shooting the film. The shoot in Rajasthan was halted after members of Rajput Karni Sena vanadalized the sets in Jaipur. Bhansali faced problems in Kolhapur, too, with the film then said to have been discreetly shot in Mumbai. 

Padmavati is set to be released on 1 December.