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Padmavati row: BJP decries member who put bounty on Deepika Padukone's head

The BJP has asked senior member Suraj Pal Amu, why he offered Rs 10 crore to behead both Padukone and movie's director Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Reuters  |  New Delhi/Mumbai 

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday ordered one of its senior members to apologise publicly after he offered a reward for anyone who beheaded Bollywood star Deepika Padukone for her role in “Padmavati”, a movie whose portrayal of a Hindu queen and a Muslim conqueror has enraged Hindu activists. The film, based on an epic poem, explores the relationship of a Hindu queen from the Rajput warrior clan and Muslim ruler Alauddin Khilji. The movie was due to open on December 1 but its producers postponed the release. Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, both ruled by Prime ...

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First Published: Tue, November 21 2017. 08:46 IST