Indian ruling-party member offers bounty for beheading of Bollywood’s biggest female star

The release of a highly anticipated Bollywood blockbuster has been delayed after a politician from India's governing party offered a bounty of $1.5 million for the heads of the movie's star and director amid outcry that the film distorted Hindu legend.

The movie “Padmavati” — depicting the life of legendary 14th-century queen Padmini — sparked the latest in a string of flash points from right-wing groups that perceive more clout under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has courted Hindu nationalists as part of his political base.

Often Hindu outrage is stoked by little more than rumors, including deadly riots and vigilante violence over false claims that Muslims were killing cows sacred to Hindu culture. But this time with the film, the reason for the outrage is even more puzzling.

Members of the Rajput Karni Sena, a group associated with the warrior Rajput caste, claim it misrepresents history by depicting a love affair between the queen and a Muslim invader. The group is further upset that the queen's midriff is exposed in a song sequence. They have called for a nationwide strike and backed the death threats against star Deepika Padukone and the film's director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

But Bhansali insists that the plot has no such love scene. And the movie trailer pays ample homage to Rajput bravery and their role in resisting Muslim armies.

The death threats — against one of India's most popular actresses and a prominent filmmaker — brought quick backlash. They were sharply denounced by leaders of Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, and the home minister in the southern Karnataka state, Ramalinga Reddy, ordered protection for Padukone and her family.

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Indian movie producers are taking too much liberties. They want to sensationalize like Hollywood. No conquering army treats conquered women with respect. Rape and pillage follows. The muslim invaders never respected hindus. History qualifies that. Rajput women of nobillity were concubines-a more respected word for common day prostitutes. 

The same with Akbar the Great, a real nancy story.

These chaps invaded India for the gold on its idols. The excuse, Allah do not like Images and Idols. Yet they took the golden images. And the advancement upon the territories of India, they announced that Allah wants more lands and they will be honored greatly. 

These mauraders, whether Arabs, Afghans or Baburs should not be glorified in this century. Their histories are unearthed every day by Hindu Nationalist. 

Rani Padmini was a beautiful and controversial woman in her time according to historical accounts. She was brought up though, and educated in battles and wars being a King's daughter. Thought she was beautiful, men were after her for for sexual gratification and marriage. She, herself, put up a sword fencing contest to marry the winner of the battle. If the movie depicted her as a playgirl bunny in the 13/14 century, it must be true. After all, India is not innocent when it comes to sex and lust. There are ancient religious statues in India that depicted sexual positions and nudity. I have yet to see a fatwa placed on Prem Chopra's head. 

These idiots in India should keep their opinions to themselves.  No wonder Priyanka Chopra moved here for a while and excelled in all the movies/shows that she starred in.  I can see Deepika doing the same.  Come on down, it's girl power!!

Pryianka Chopra use to live in the U.S. and attend high school before moving back to India. She is still making movies in India and hope to get more Hollywood contracts. His father being an army doctor, she is getting free passes on many things she have done in movies. Shabana Azmi also made headlines for unacceptable scenes that are tabooed for Indian culture.

Modi is bad for India. He and his party has long been guilty for promoting hate and violence towards non - Hindus.

India has over 100 million muslims and any decent Prime Minister would have try to build bridges between Hindus and Muslims.

Chief posted:

Modi is bad for India. He and his party has long been guilty for promoting hate and violence towards non - Hindus.

India has over 100 million muslims and any decent Prime Minister would have try to build bridges between Hindus and Muslims.

He is doing well for India.  Since he took office I have not read of any of these types of wrong doings. 

Chief posted:

Modi is bad for India. He and his party has long been guilty for promoting hate and violence towards non - Hindus.

India has over 100 million muslims and any decent Prime Minister would have try to build bridges between Hindus and Muslims.

How come you did not make this observation about the hundreds of millions of Hindus, Christians and other religions living in Muslim countries? I bet any non-Muslim is bad for the head of any country. Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving.

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