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VHP leader demands case against Bhansali

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Senior VHP leader Acharya Dharmendra today said a case should be lodged against director Sanjay Leela Bhansali over his period drama 'Padmavati' and senior leader Rameshwar Dudi demanded a ban on the controversial film.

The Akhil Bhartiya Shatriya Mahasabha said a protest would be held at Talkatora Stadium in on November 19 against the screening of the film.

Dharmendra, at a press conference, alleged that Padmavati's character was being assassinated by showing condemnable scenes.

He said in a song in the movie's trailer, she was shown dancing in a way that was against tradition and demanded a case against the filmmaker.

Dudi, who is also the leader of opposition, demanded a ban on the film, alleging that it distorts facts and history.

He said the issue was not related a particular community but to the entire society.

The Akhil Bhartiya Shatriya Mahasabha coordinator Singh Rathore claimed that an attempt was being made to distort history through the movie.

"We will not tolerate any such attempt and people in large scale will lodge protest in the national capital on November 19," he said in a press conference here.

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First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 16:22 IST