Delhi HC dismisses petition against Padmavati release, body found hanging inside Rajasthan fort
New Delhi/Jaipur, Nov 24 (IBNS) : The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a petition that sought setting up of a panel before ,the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Peadmavati to ensure that history is not distorted in the period piece featuring Deepika Padukone in the title role.
According to media reports, the HC said that the PIL against the release of the movie is misconceived and such pleas are encouraging people who are agitating against it.
According to the petition, Padmavati should first be screened in front of three prominent historians from top universities and a retired High Court judge, apart from the Censor Board.
The movie was to have released on December 1, but was postponed amid a bitter feud kicked up by different Rajput organisations, alleging that it has distorted history and has hurt the sentiment of the community by way of its presentation.
Meanwhile, a Jaipur report said that the body of a man was found hanging at the Nahargarh Fort on Friday.
While probing, the police also found a threat note on the rocks at the fort, which seem to suggested that the death was linked to the row over Padmavati.
“We don’t just hang effigies. Padmavati”, said the message in Hindi,
However, the police is yet to know whether the death was an act of murder or suicide.
The deceased has been identified as Chetan Saini, a 40-year-old local man.