Padmavati rangoli: After Deepika Padukone's angry tweet, 5 arrested for vandalism

Rajput group destroys Padmavati-inspired rangoli threatens to delay film’s release

The complaint was lodged by a security person of Rahul Raj Mall."We have arrested five men part of the group".

Surat Commissioner of Police Satish Sharma also urged mall owners to come forward to lodge a case if such vandalism takes place. "Freedom of expression is everyone's right in a democracy, but vandalism will not be allowed", he said.

While during the shoot of the film the Karni Sena disrupted the shoot in Rajasthan and attacked director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, now, they're trying to sabotage the promotional activities.

As actor Deepika Padukone uses Twitter to take on vandals who desecrated a rangoli depicted her as Rani Padmavati in Surat ahead of her film on the life of the Rajputana princess, she found a supporter in Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, who retweeted her post that said: "For how long are we going to let this go on?"

The actress tweeted to Minister Smriti Irani and asked her to take strict action against the perpetrators.

The culprits identified as Vikramsinh Sekhawat, Shambhusinh Rathod, Narendra Chaudhary, Shailendra Rajput and Sanjaysinh Gohil have been arrested under various sections of IPC namely- 141, 149 (unlawful assembly), 451 (trespassing) and 427 (mischief causing damage). "Disgusting and appalling to say the least!" she tweeted along with a photograph of the rangoli.

Bollywood's most awaited film of 2017 Padmavati has been making news lately for its magnificent first look posters and extra-ordinary trailer video. She is now awaiting the release of her film "Padmavati" which also features actors Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles. But previously, while shooting the film, it wasn't so easy for the film team and especially for Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Time and again, the film team has clarified that there is no intimate scene between Padmavati and Khilji, the movie has been made in accordance to honour our history.



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