Chandigarh, Nov 19: Suraj Pal Amu, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Haryana on Sunday declared a bounty of Rs 10 Crore for beheading Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and Padmavati director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Speaking at a private event, Amu threatened actor Ranveer Singh to break his legs after Singh had expressed his unhappiness at the mounting protests by fringe groups like Rajput Karni Sena.
Amu also questioned the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue. He said the Rajput community was used as a vote bank by the saffron party. He added that he is ready to quit the party but will not bow down on the issue.
Based on the mythical character of Rani Padmini, Padmavati has enraged members of Karni Sena who threatened to chop off the nose of Deepika Padukone. The controversy over the film erupted soon after the shooting began in various parts of the country. The tensions reached its zenith when several forts in Rajasthan were closed in protest of the film.