Looks like someone finally got the memo.
The Shri Rajput Karni Sena announced yesterday that it is withdrawing its protest against the screening of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat. Why, you wonder?
Karni Sena has realised that the film doesn't denigrate but glorifies the Rajput clan.
One of Karni Sena's leaders revealed that some of their organisation's members watched the film in Mumbai on the orders of their president and found that Padmaavat glorifies the bravery and sacrifices of Rajputs. They concluded that every Rajput will feel a sense of pride after watching the film.
The members further reported that the film doesn't feature any objectionable scenes between Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) and Queen Padmini (Deepika Padukone) that could offend Rajputs.
This begs the question: why were they protesting against a film they had so little knowledge about?
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On the bright side, Karni Sena has decided not only to take back the protest but also facilitate its release in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat as well as across all cinema houses in India. Is this enough recompense for all the havoc they wreaked?