After it was reported that the British Board of Film Classification has certified Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati and cleared it for release in the UK, the Karni Sena has again threatened to burn down any theatre that screens the film, even if it’s in the UK.
“Har wo theatre jalega, jahan Padmavati ka show chalega (Every theatre screening Padmavti will be burnt),” Republic TV quoted Sukhdev Singh, a leader of the fringe outfit, as saying.
Further adding on the issue, he said, “I myself wanted to go there to protest but the Indian government has confiscated my passport, so I will ask the Rajput community there to protest.”
The BBFC has earlier certified that film for release on 1 December. The film’s producers, however, have clarified they will wait for a clearance from the CBFC in India before the film releases worldwide.