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Before Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj, a list of films that raised Karni Sena’s hackles

The Shree Rajput Karni Sena has turned its consideration in direction of the upcoming Akshay Kumar’s “Prithviraj” and is demanding that the title be modified. The organisation says it desires the title of the Yash Raj Movies historic drama to replicate the greatness of the final Hindu emperor Prithviraj Chauhan. Simply naming it “Prithviraj” does “injustice together with his glory”, it mentioned, whereas warning of protests.

Filmmaker Surjeet Singh Rathore, who’s the president of the Youth Wing of the Karni Sena, has put three situations for the movie, which embrace ‘screening of the movie earlier than its launch’, ‘the movie be proven to the Rajput society’, and the ‘title of the movie to have the total title — Veer Yoddha Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan’.

Sharing clippings of news articles on his Instagram web page, Rathore wrote in Hindi that the organisation respects Akshay Kumar. He added that producer Aditya Chopra ought to respect the final ‘Hindu Samrat’ and use his title with due respect.

Nevertheless, this isn’t the primary time that the organisation has taken umbrage over films. Right here’s an inventory of some such films which have raised the hackles of the Karni Sena.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’

Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in Padmaavat

In 2017, Bhansali”s “Padmavati” attracted a serious controversy with the Karni Sena claiming that the director portrays a Rajput queen in a damaging gentle. The film’s units have been vandalised and Bhansali was assaulted throughout the taking pictures of the film. At one level, actor Deepika Padukone confronted threats to her life with a bounty being placed on her head following a hearsay that the movie depicted a love scene between Padmavati and Allauddin Khilji. The director made strenuous efforts to disclaim the hearsay. The movie lastly launched in January 2018 with the modified title of “Padmaavat”.


Tandav launched on Amazon Prime Video on January 15. (Picture: Amazon Prime Video/Instagram)

Maharashtra Karni Sena chief Ajay Sengar objected to Amazon Prime’s internet sequence Tandav. Sengar talked about that anybody who would slit the tongue of these insulting Hindu gods might be given a reward of Rs 1 crore. On the centre of the row was a scene with Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, within the function of faculty scholar Shiva, taking part in the Hindu god Mahadev in a theatre manufacturing.

Akshay Kumar’s Laxmii

akshay kumar laxmii film Laxmii is the remake of Tamil hit Kanchana. (Picture: Akshay Kumar/Twitter)

The makers of the movie have been served with a authorized discover from Karni Sena. Of their discover, the Sena claimed that the title of the film is “derogatory and offensive” to Goddess Laxmi and was sending a “flawed message” to the society in direction of the “ideology, customs, gods and goddesses of Hindu faith”. The Hindu Sena had even written a letter to Info and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar demanding acceptable motion be taken in opposition to the staff concerned within the making of the movie. Subsequently, the makers needed to change the title from Laxmmi Bomb to Laxmii.

Karni Sena protests in opposition to Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika

manikarnika Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika 

Karni Sena was additionally upset with Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika as they believed that the movie confirmed a relationship between Laxmibai and a British officer. In addition they claimed that the movie confirmed the queen dancing to a particular quantity, which is in opposition to their custom.

Jodha Akbar

Ashutosh Gowarikar film Jodha Akbar Nonetheless from Ashutosh Gowarikar movie Jodha Akbar

In 2008, the organisation shot to fame, after it protested in opposition to Ashutosh Gowarikar’s movie Jodha Akbar. The protests had turned so widespread that no cinema corridor agreed to launch the movie and in the end Jodha Akbar was not launched in Rajasthan. The outfit had alleged that there was ‘blatant distortion of historical past’ within the movie and that Jodha was not Akbar’s spouse.


Karni Sena activists in Udaipur burnt posters of Salman Khan over his movie Veer. They claimed that just a few scenes within the movie maligned their neighborhood. They even vandalised some cinema halls which have been operating the movie.

Aside from this, in 2013, the organisation had tried to sabotage the Congress’ ‘Chintan Shivir’ and confront AICC president Sonia Gandhi over the difficulty of reservations. In 2014, the group disrupted filmmaker Ekta Kapoor’s session on the Jaipur Literature Competition due to her TV serial Jodha Akbar. Just a few days later, the group allegedly attacked journalists on the Jaipur workplace of Zee News to register their protest in opposition to Zee TV which was airing the serial.

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