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Trouble For Kangana Ranaut-Starrer 'Manikarnika', Brahmin Outfit Threatens Protests

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| February 6 , 2018 , 14:57 IST

The major uproar against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat seems to have given an idea to other religious outfits for protesting against artistic creations on a mass level. A Brahmin group from Rajasthan has now announced their displeasure over Kangana Ranaut's upcoming period drama.

Sarva Brahman Mahasabha (SBM) has threatened to disrupt the shooting of 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' which is based on the 19th Century queen and freedom fighter Lakshmi Bai while claiming that the film showcased the warrior queen in the bad light, which is unacceptable.

The alleged "indecent portrayal" of Rani Laxmibai pertains to the rumoured romantic involvement of Jhansi's queen with a British officer. Offended by the supposed sequence in the film, the Brahmin group has demanded the makers to remove any such scenes from the film or face consequences.

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Suresh Misra, founder president of Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha (SBM) claims, "The movie’s shooting has been going on in Rajasthan for some time and we have come to know that there are some scenes, including a song, that shows her as having a love affair with an Englishman."

Misra claims to have sent a letter to film producers on January 9 regarding their concerns, which the latter refuses to have received. The SBM leader announced that if their demands are not met, "Brahmin Mahasabha will not let the movie be shot here and will disrupt its shooting."

While Karni Sena has unsurprisingly extended their support to Brahmin group's protest, BJP's Rajasthan leader Ashok Parnami has claimed that the state's Chief Minister will ensure that no historical fact is distorted during these kinds of representations.