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Padmavati row: BJP leader offers Rs 10 cr for Deepika, Bhansali head

If you (Ranveer Singh) do not take back your words, we will break your legs: Haryana BJP leader

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Padmavati release deferred; threats, protests continue

Haryana's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Media Coordinator Suraj Pal Amu on Sunday passed derogatory remarks against 'Padmavati' filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, actress and actor Ranveer Singh.

Amu threatened actor Ranveer Singh, who is playing Delhi Sultanate ruler Alauddin Khilji in the movie, for supporting Bhansali.

"If you (Ranveer Singh) do not take back your words, we will break your legs [Agar tune apne shabd wapas nahin liye, toh teri taango ko todkar tere haathon mein de dengey)," he said, adding slurs against the actor.

He also praised the Meerut youth for announcing Rs 5 crore bounty for beheading Deepika and Bhansali.

"I want to congratulate the Meerut youth for announcing Rs 5 crore bounty for beheading Deepika, and Bhansali. We will reward the ones beheading them, with Rs 10 crore, and also take care of their family's needs," he added. Watch the video:

Amu also claimed he was ready to quit the for his remarks, and urged Prime Minister and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to speak up against the release of movie 'Padmavati'.

The leader further added, "The Rajputs in Gujarat will vote for the party in the upcoming Assemby elections only if is banned. The prime minister must exercise his powers under the Constitution to ban the movie."

Meanwhile, Akhand Rashtrawadi Party members in Lucknow staged a demonstration against the movie and said they filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Delhi High Court against the film.

Meanwhile, the makers of the upcoming movie have voluntarily postponed its release date, in the face of absence of requisite clearances.

The movie was scheduled to release on December 1.

The movie, starring actors Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor, had not received a clearance from the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

The new release date of is yet to be announced.

The movie, based on the legend of Rani Padmini, a Hindu Rajput queen, mentioned in Padmavat, an Avadhi poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540, had been facing protests from various groups, including Shri Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering with historical facts. Here are some Twitter reactions

First Published: Mon, November 20 2017. 10:58 IST