17
Wednesday
January 2018
4:29 AM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
Entertainment News
Giriraj Singh on 'Padmavati' controversy
 
(Jodhpur, Nov 27, 2017): Depicting characters such as 'Padmavati' "out of context" is unacceptable, Union minister Giriraj Singh said today amid a row over the movie whose release was deferred after a slew of protests and threats.

Singh, the Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, said the way Padmavati's character has been depicted in the film does not seem to match her valour and sacrifice and this was not acceptable.

"Mahatma Gandhi, Shivaji, Maharana Pratap, Rani Laxmi Bai and Padmavati are our ideals. Their real stories, their sacrifice in films are acceptable but depicting these characters out of context is not acceptable," said Singh, who arrived here on his way to Pali.

Amid rumours that there was a romantic dream sequence between Rani Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji's characters, many Rajput groups and others have been protesting against the movie, alleging that it distorts history.

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, in a video appeal earlier this month, had stated that there was no such sequence in the movie and he was careful in depicting the "Rajput honour and dignity".

Historians are divided on whether Rani Padmavati even existed but irate Rajput groups have called the film an insult to their honour.

Singh asked if it was possible to make a film on any other religion or community other than the Hindu religion and show these religions out of context.

"Since Hindu religion is liberal, somebody makes a film on it and sometimes on the Hindu Gods. This is not acceptable," he said.

On the Ram temple issue, Singh said that both Hindus and Muslims will construct it together as Muslims are not descendants of Babar.

"Muslims are not different. They and Hindus have the same forefathers, Lord Rama. I wish one brick is laid by a Hindu and one brick by a Muslim," said Singh.

If the temple would not be made in India, would it be made in Pakistan, he asked.

Singh said that Shia Muslims have already set an ideal by advocating a temple in Ayodhya and soon the Sunni Muslims would also come forward.

"I do not see any problem or any difficulty in it that we both would make the temple together," he said.(PTI)


24 hours sports radio channel launched
Mick Jagger's surprise India visit
Veere Di Wedding to release on 1st June 2018 !
Digital medium requires actors, not stars: Kay Kay Menon
Working with Shah Rukh comes naturally to me: Kajol
Rajkummar, Shraddha's horror-comedy titled 'Stree'
Winfrey's Golden Globes speech sparks talk of 2020 campaign
Golden Globes 2018: A night of many beginnings and first wins
'Baaghi 2' gets March 30 release
Nolan coming to India by March, says Amitabh Bachchan
Singer Sunidhi Chauhan gives birth to baby boy
Something big is happening: Michelle on sexual harassment
You will always be a son to me Salman: Dharmendra
ALIIFF 2018: Balachandra Menon to lead as Festival Director
Bachchan goes through "unbearable pain"
Indywood join hands with HyderabadOnline.in to promote Film and Sports Entertainment
Feminism has been overused, says Priyanka
Paul Bettany wraps shooting on 'Avengers: Infinity War'
I take career advice from Aamir Khan: Darsheel Safary
Indywood lauds Saudi Arabia's move to set up cinemas
KERALA NEWS
A new political party announced in State
 (Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16, 2018): A new political party aimed at bringing together all comm  
Murder accused ends life one day before trial
Private bus strike from February 1
Mani C Kappan apologizes for comments against Uzhavoor Vijayan
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Japan broadcaster mistakenly flashes missile alert
 (Tokyo, Jan 16, 2018):Japan's public broadcaster today mistakenly flashed that North Korea ap
North Korea calls Trump nuclear button boast the 'bark of a rabid dog'
Rocket lands in Indian Embassy premises in Kabul, no casualties: MEA
I am not a 'racist', says Trump
NATIONAL NEWS
CJI met four senior-most judges of SC: sources
 (New Delhi, Jan 16, 2018): In a bid to resolve their differences, Chief Justice of India Dipa
Attack on couples by khap panchayat illegal: SC
Absolutely no crisis now in SC, says Bar Council of India
Senior BJP leader N S Pharande passes away
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.