Body with 'Padmavati ka virodh' message found hanging in Jaipur's Nahargarh fort


(We just don't burn effigies, we crucify.), another message on the rock read 'Padmavati ka virodh (Opposing Padmavati).

Amid rumours that there was a romantic dream sequence between Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji's characters, various Rajput and other groups have been protesting against the film, alleging it "distorts" history and hurts the sentiments of the people.

The Police is yet to determine whether it was a suicide or a murder.

The release of the movie, earlier scheduled for December 1, has been deferred.

According to a report in India Today, the police have identified the body of a man named Chetan Kumar, a 23-year-old resident of Jaipur.

Padmavati has been facing a series of protests from pro-Hintuva and members of Royal family particularly in Rajasthan.

Chetan Kumar Saini
Chetan Kumar Saini

This comes on a day when the Delhi High Court (HC) turned down a plea seeking to set up an expert committee to ensure that historic facts were not distorted the film. "We kill." Shri Rajput Karni Sena has condemned the violence and denied involvement in the incident.

A body of a man has been found hanging at Nahargarh fort in Jaipur.

Film associations and many celebrities have come out in support of the film.

Earlier on Thursday, the movie has been cleared by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) without any cuts, but the producers say they are not planning to release the film without the Indian censor board's go-ahead.

Padmavati stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini alongside Shahid Kapoor who plays the role of Raja Rawal Ratan Singh.