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Karni Sena ready to watch 'Padmaavat' as offered by Bhansali

Rajput Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Jan 22, 2018, 03.50 PM (IST)

Karni Sena, a group opposing film ‘Padmaavat’, on Monday said it was ready to watch the film, ahead of its release as offered by Bhansali productions. 

The film has been in controversy ever since the declaration of its star cast. The Karni Sena has had reservations regarding the portrayal of Rani Padmavati played by Deepika Padukone in the film.

The film, slated to be released on January 25, has been facing protests by Karni Sena and other fringe groups over allegations that historical facts were distorted in the film.

"We are ready to watch the film. We never said that we will not watch the film. The filmmaker had assured us one year ago that he will go for a special screening and now he has written for the screening and we are ready for that," Sena leader Lokendra Singh Kalvi, who was in Uttar Pradesh, told over the phone.

Earlier, Bhansali production had on January 20 written a letter to Shree Rajput Karni Sena and Rajput Sabha, Jaipur, inviting them to watch the film and assured that the film showcased the honour and valour of the Rajput community.

As per the report, Bhansali's letter has once again stated that there is no dream sequence or love scene in the movie between Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji.

(With inputs from PTI)