The flames of Padmavati controversy is refusing to calm down. After the Supreme Court dismissed a petition against the release of the movie, BJP lawmaker Subramanian Swami had a few statements to make on it.

“Most funding for Bollywood movies comes from Dubai. This need to be investigated …There should be a check on how history is distorted in movies. Bollywood films on Muslim rulers are funded from Dubai and I will ask the government to further investigate the matter”. Here’s the statement made by BJP leader Subramanian Swami by adding a totally new dimension to the controversy over the movie Padmavati.

Expressing suspicion on the funding of the movie, Swami asked the Enforcement Directorate to investigate the financing behind the Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie.

He says “People from Dubai want that Muslim kings be portrayed as hero’s in the cinema, they want to show as if Hindu women wanted relationships (with them). This is a controversy, and showing queen Padmini in poor light was a part of it. They tried that even with Akbar and Jodha Bai. Many such films have come in the last decade”.

There was another statement made reverting back by actor Raza Murad who is a cast in the movie who challenged swami to show proof for his allegations. “Let Subramanian Swami Show proof of Dubai Funding. Alauddin Khilji has been portrayed as a villain in the movie. It is wrong to comment before watching the movie”.
The plea had alleged that the movie wrongly depicted Rani Padmavati in the movie and distorted and twisted historical facts.

In a huge relief for director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed against the release of his movie Padmavati, over claims of hurting sentiments of the Rajput community.


Shiki Shetty

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