Between November last year to this day in 2018, the controversies that held the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film ‘Padmavaat’ in its clutches, laid bare the regressive mindset of people holding some of the most powerful governing positions. Fringe groups enjoyed more than their 15 seconds of fame and the foot soldiers of Shri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS) acquired the repute of honour clowns.
The Deepika Padukone-Shahid-Kapoor-Ranveer-Singh starrer is now set to release on January 25.
The dialogue promos unveiled by the makers, in the mother of all ironies, only prove that this is a film the SRKS would be ‘proud’ of with their overdose of references to ‘Rajasthani’ dignity – Suryavanshi Mewadiyon Ka Seena, Rajputi Kangan and the likes.
We sincerely hope that this row will now bow out. Here’s a look at the cringeworthy, ludicrous or simply odd headlines it subjected us to in the past few months. Truth is stranger than dystopian fiction.