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Now Karni Sena wants names of 'Padmavati' characters to be changed

ANI  |  Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India] 

is now demanding for the names of the characters in Leela Bhansali's controversial directorial 'Padmavati' to be changed, days after the Central Board of Certification (CBFC) suggested changing its title to 'Padmavat', after Malik Muhammad Jayasi's poem of the same name on which it is based.

Talking to ANI, member Mahipal Singh Makrana said, "We have a very clear stand since day one that we want this to be banned. The committee made by the CBFC watched the movie and said the movie was vulgar and the facts were distorted. The is made just to earn money. Along with the name of the movie, the characters names should also be changed."

Makrana appealed to to take cognisance in the matter.

"Till now, we have always protested against the movie keeping and order in mind and without violating it. I appeal to Modi to take cognisance in the matter, otherwise the Central and the state will be responsible for the dire consequences," he added.

The CBFC had, in December 2017, suggested few modifications in the controversial movie, after which it would be given a UA certificate.

Following this, demanded the resignation of CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi, Information and Broadcasting Smriti Irani,

'Padmavati', starring Deepika Padukone, and in lead roles, based on the legend of Rani Padmini, a Hindu Rajput mentioned in Padmavat, has been facing protests from various groups for allegedly tampering with historical facts.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 18:10 IST