Bhopal: Members of various Rajput groups today staged a protest here against the release of controversial Bollywood film “Padmaavat”.
An outfit, the Madhya Pradesh Rajput Samaj, protested at the district collector’s office and submitted a memorandum of their demands.
“We submitted a memorandum to the district collector, urging him to stop the release of “Padmaavat” in Bhopal taking public sentiments into consideration,” said Deepak Chouhan, a functionary of the outfit.
He said members of several organisations took part in the protest, during which an effigy of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the director of the film and posters of the movie were burnt.
Earlier today, the Supreme Court refused to modify its earlier order, which had cleared the decks for the nationwide release of “Padmaavat”, saying people must understand that orders of the top court have to be “abided with”.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said this while rejecting pleas filed by Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh seeking modification in the apex court’s January 18 order.
“After the Supreme Court’s ruling on Padmaavat, the Madhya Pradesh government should talk to the distributors’ association so that the release of the film can be stopped,” Chouhan said.