PADMAVATI: BJP Hindu extremist MLAs threaten to burn Indian Cinemas across country
Telangana: Hitting out at director Sanjay Leela Bhansali alleging distortion of facts in his upcoming movie Padmavati, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA T Raja Singh on Tuesday said that they will burn down theatres in which the movie is screened.
The BJP MLA said it is a matter of respect for Rajputs. "Will see what happens later," he said at a congregation of Rajasthan Rajput Samaj in Secunderabad.
"Every Rajput is saying this today that if the movie attempts to dishonour the Rajputs, they will not let the movie be released. It should be shown to us. If there is anything that is wrong in it, we will allow this to be released," he added.
Abusing Bhansali, he said that if a director makes a movie to earn money by disrespecting women, "we should get together and boycott him." The MLA called on all 'defenders of the Hindu Dharma' to not only boycott the film but also stop its release.
He said that the movie is an attempt to damage the culture of the country. Singh urged the youth to fight to protect the dignity of the nation, the Hindu religion and the Hindu society.
The film is set to be released on December 1.