Padmavati row: Jaipur advocate files an FIR against Javed Akhtar for defaming Rajputs The dispute around Padmavati seems to be a never-ending for the makers and cine-goers

The dispute around Padmavati seems to be a never-ending for the makers and cine-goers. Pratap Singh Shekhawat, a lawyer from Jaipur, has filed an FIR against poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar for his derogatory remarks against the Rajput community. During an interview with a television channel at the Lucknow lit-fest, he had questioned why the Rajput rulers have served the British for 200 years and never fought against them. The lawyer also gave an opinion that Javed’s comment can lead to rivalry between communities.
As per the TOI report, the lawyer also said that Javed Akhtar’s comment that ranas, rajas and maharajas of Rajasthan have served the British for 200 years, has hurt the sentiments of the Rajputs. The FIR against Javed Akhtar charges him under Section 153 (Promoting enmity between different groups), 298 (Uttering, words with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the IPC (The Indian Penal Code). Supporting Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, Javed Akhtar had criticised the attacks on the film and threats on Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

In the last week, Mahipal Singh Makrana had announced that Deepika Padukone will get the similar treatment as Ravana’s sister Surpanakha, whose nose had been cut off, in the epic Ramayana, for her role in the Padmavati and also behead film’s director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The Rajput Karni Sena has been protesting against the movie for months now. As per them, the film alters the industry and showcases the relationship between Rani Padmavati and Delhi ruler Alauddin Khilji. Post Javed Akhtar’s comment, Karni Sena has also said that the lyricist will not be allowed to come to Jaipur.

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