Mumbai Police increase actor Deepika Padukone's security

Mumbai Police increase actor Deepika Padukone's security

Heena Singh Judeo, daughter-in-law of Dilip Singh Judeo of Chhattisgarh's former royal family said, "History has witnessed that none of the Rajput maharanis has ever danced in front of anyone, and they can not play with history".

"Padmavati" has been facing protests from various groups principally by the Karni Sena which accuses it of allegedly twisting historical facts.

Deepika Padukone made an appearance on the reality show "Super Dancer 2" to promote her upcoming film "Padmavati" in Mumbai on Thursday. The police will also provide security at the actress's residence as well as office in Mumbai.

After Rajput Karni Sena's threatened to lead actress of "Padmavati" to physically harm and announced a reward of Rs 5 crore to anyone who chops off Deepika's nose, has now be given special security by the Mumbai police.

Abhishek Som who claimed affiliation to Samajwadi Party has warned Deepika to leave the country or suffer the consequences.

"The only people we are answerable to is the censor board, and I know and I believe that nothing can stop the release of this film", said the actor, adding that the film industry's support symbolises how "this is not about Padmavati".

The film has been embroiled in controversies galore, with outfits now threatening Deepika as well, but the actress was all smiles along with the kids.

"The role played by Deepika has hurt the sentiments of Rajput women".

It was the custom among some sections of Rajput women to commit suicide if their side lost a war and they were threatened with capture. Director Sanjay has no knowledge of the history of Rajputs in the country.

He also said a film, in which historical facts were depicted in a distorted manner, could adversely affect the law-and-order situation if it was allowed to be screened in theatres.

An organization from the Rajput community-Sri Rajput Karni Sena has already opposed the release of the film.

The UP ministry said in its letter movie's release would not be in the interests of peace and order. The movie is scheduled to be released on December 1.

The Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha members also protested against the film in Jaipur and filed signatures with blood to be sent to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).