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Mob chants ‘Jai Shri Ram’, vandalizes Padmavati Rangoli

Mob chants ‘Jai Shri Ram’, vandalizes Padmavati Rangoli

Jaipur: After burning the posters of Padmavati post four days of their release, an outfit of Rajput community, Shri Rajput Karni Sena had threatened of disrupting the release of the film.

Meanwhile, an artist has alleged that a group of mob vandalised his artwork of Padmavati Rangoli.

Artist Karan K posted pictures of his destroyed Rangoli on Twitter. He tagged actor Ranveer Singh and wrote: “Padmavati Rangoli Controversy! A crowd of 100 people cried JAY SRI RAM AND rubbed out my 48hrs’ intense work! Shocked!”

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in lead roles, where Ranveer is portraying the role of Sultan Alauddin Khilji, who invaded India in 13th century.

Narain Singh Divrala, the district president of Karni Sena, told IANS: “While shooting in Jaipur, Sanjay Leela Bhansali (the director) had promised to show the film to us and historians before releasing it. But since then, no one has contacted us, nor has the film been shown to us.”

The mob led by Karni Sena had earlier this year vandalised the sets of Padmavati in Jaipur.