The Shri Rajput Karni Sena on Friday announced that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat" is a positive film and will withdraw from their agitation.
After burning many states for months with anti-Padmaavat protest, the sudden U-turn of Karnisena came as a surprise to many. It is understood that the pressure from the BJP’s top leadership after the Rajasthan by-poll.
Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena's Mumbai leader Yogendra Singh Katar said that movie really glorifies the valor of the Rajputs. Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena's Mumbai leader Yogendra Singh Katar said that on the directions of organisation's national President Sukhdev Singh Gogamadi, a few members watched the movie in Mumbai on Friday, and found that that the movie glorifies the valour and sacrifice of Rajput and every Rajput will be feeling proud after watching the film.
There is no such objectionable scene between Delhi Sultanate ruler Alauddin Khilji and Queen Padmini of Mewar which hurts the sentiments of Rajputs, he said in a letter, declaring that the Karni Sena takes back their protest and will help the administration to release the film in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat as well as across all cinema houses in India.
The Karni Sena had been demanding a ban on the period film on the grounds that it "distorts" historical facts and projects queen Padmini in poor light.