Karni Sena stoops to a new low, announces film on Bhansali’s mother


With Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmaavat releasing across India and the world despite protests, Shri Rajput Karni Sena has come up with a new offensive: announcing a film on the director’s mother. On Thursday, the fringe group announced that they will title the film, Leela ki Leela.

Addressing a press conference in Chittorgarh, Karni Sena’s  district president Govind Singh Khangarot said the film would be directed by Arvind Vyas and that its scriptwriting process had already begun.

“Bhansali has insulted our mother Padmavati, but we will ensure that he feels proud of the movie we will make. As our country gives the right to expression to everyone, we will ensure that this right is used to its fullest,” he added.

Padmaavat, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, released across India on Thursday.

In the next 15 days, a ‘muhurat’ marking the commencement of the film would be performed and it would be released in a year’s time. According to the Karni Seni leader, the movie will be shot across Rajasthan.

He also linked the attack on a school bus in Gurgaon to the film-maker.

“I am laying a direct charge against Bhansali and his network for the incident in Gurgaon. If they are not found guilty, then I’m ready to accept any punishment,” he told the media.

Kalvi also accused Bhansali and “his team” of conspiring to create disharmony in the nation over religious and caste lines.

On Wednesday afternoon, a mob carrying lathis and stones attacked a bus carrying 30 students and three teachers of a Gurgaon school.