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Padmavat: Karni Sena workers detained, say changing name not enough

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

Over 100 workers were detained here on Friday for protesting outside the Central Board of Certification (CBFC) office in connection with the release of 'Padmavat'.

The protesters said changing the name of the from 'Padmavati' to was not enough.

"The police are detaining us without any reason. We are not here for any type of rebellious activity, we just wanted to talk to the and tell them that film violates the Indian history and request them to not release it," Prakash Singh Parmar, a Karni Sena worker, told ANI.

He added that the Sena was requesting the censor body that they should not do anything which in turn would hurt anyone's cultural beliefs.

"Therefore, we all came here to have a discussion but they have detained us. They have changed the name of the film but that does not change anything," Parmar stated.

Another Sena worker, said the film should be banned completely.

Meanwhile, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus was now set for its release on January 25 after the had recommended five modifications, including changing the title.

The movie features in the title role as Rani Padmavati, alongside as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 13:15 IST