An artist in Gujarat has alleged that a mob had vandalised his rangoli on Deepika Padukone’s Padmavati after it took him 48 hours to complete the art.
Artist Karan K took to Twitter to break the news while tagging actor Ranveer Singh, “padmavati Rangoli Controversy! A crowd of 100 people cried JAY SRI RAM AND rubbed out my 48hrs’ intense work! Shocked!”
— KARAN K. (@KARANK19522136) October 16, 2017
Four days after posters for Padmavati was released, Shri Rajput Karni Sena, an outfit by Rajput community, had burnt the posters and threatened to disrupt the film’s release. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period film Padmavati has Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Deepika in lead roles.
Ranveer is playing the role of Sultan Alauddin Khilji, who invaded India in the 13th century.
The trailer of “Padmavati”, when released, was an instant hit with more than one crore views of the video on YouTube within 24 hours.
“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,” Narain Singh Divrala, the district president of Karni Sena, told news agency IANS.
The mob led by Karni Sena had vandalised the sets of Padmavati in Jaipur earlier this year.