#Padmavati Protest Turns Violent as Karni Sena Activists Vandalise Cinema Hall in Kota

New Delhi, Nov 14: A group of people vandalised a cinema hall in Kota, Rajasthan on Tuesday in protest against it showing the trailer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversy-hit film – Padmavati.

The men, who claimed to be associated with the Rajput organisation – Karni Sena, barged into Akash Mall which also houses a multi-screen cinema hall and went on smashing glass windows.  The ticket counter of the cinema hall was also damaged by the protesting men who shouted slogans against the makers of the film which is slated for December 1 release.

The film, which stars Deepika Padukone as Padmavati, has triggered a massive controversy with various Rajput groups, including the Karni Sena, threatening to disrupt the screening of the movie, accusing Bhansali of “distorting” historical facts.

Bhansali has been facing trouble since the beginning as the sets of the movie were vandalised and the director was slapped by some members of the Karni Sena in the beginning of this year.

The set of the movie was again vandalised in Kolhapur, with the miscreants burning the costumes in March this year.

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