Padmavati: Why a Bollywood epic is facing fierce protests

Padmavati: Why a Bollywood epic is facing fierce protests
 

Producers of a Bollywood period epic have indefinitely delayed its release following countrywide protests by Hindu right-wing and caste groups. Sudha G Tilak explains the controversy.
What is the dispute about? The film Padmavati tells the story of a 14th-Century Hindu queen belonging to the high Rajput caste and the Muslim ruler Alauddin Khilji.
Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh play the lead roles in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's lavish production.
Hindu groups and a Rajput caste organisation allege that the movie depicts an intimate romantic scene between the two characters, a... read more

 
21 November 2017 in World News, Views: 78
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