JAIPUR: Union Minister of State (MoS) for MSME Giriraj Singh on Monday tries to give religious color to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’.
According to Indian Express reports, the BJP MP from Nawada justified the Karni Sena’s attack on Bhansali and said the director has shown the Chittor Rani Padmini in a bad light because she was a Hindu.
He added that the directors easily make films like ‘PK’ on Hindu Gods and Goddesses but would not dare to make a film on Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Speaking at the event organised by Khadi Gramodyog Board, Singh said,
“Durbhagya hai desh ka ki desh mein Aurangzeb ko, Tipu Sultan ko icon mannewale log… desh ke itihas ke saath khilwad karke… Padmavati ke chitran ko jis dhang se chitrit kiya gaya hai… Agar woh Hindu na hoti, to shayad koi himmat na karta. (It is the country’s misfortune that those who consider Aurangzeb and Tipu Sultan as their icons… play with the country’s history… The way they have portrayed Padmini… had she not been a Hindu, perhaps they would not have dared to do so).”
“Aur jisne bhi ki hai, Bharat ke itihas ke saath khilwad ki hai, Bharat ki maan maryada ke saath… Padmavati ne apne aap ko mitadi, lekin Mughlon ke aage ghutne nahi teke… Isliye aise logon ko nishchit roop se janta ko sazaa deni chahiye (And whoever has done this, played with India’s history and honour… Padmavati sacrificed herself, but did not bow down before the Mughals… Therefore such people certainly need to be punished by the public),” he said.
The Rajput Karni Sena manhandled the ace director in broad daylight on Friday and alleged that the film has love scenes between Queen Padmini and ruler Alauddin Khilji, played by actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.