Akhil Bharatiya Kshatriya Mahasabha (ABKM), Nagpur, held a silent protest at Samvidhan Square today against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial film ‘Padmaavat’. ABKM was protesting to seek a ban on the film. The protest was spearheaded by Pankaj Sinh Thakur (President, ABKM, Maharashtra) and Rajendra Sinh Gaur (President, ABKM, Nagpur) in presence of other members of the organisation. The members of ABKM also shouted ‘Bhansali Murdabad’ during the protest.
ABKM is of the opinion that since independence bad things have been shown about Kshatriya Rajputs in films in spite of the fact that the Kshatriya Rajputs have had a very rich history. The organisation asserted that in the name of freedom, Kshatriyas are being insulted by filmmakers. It also questioned that if its members say bad things about Bhansali in the name of freedom, will that be right? On being asked by Nation Next, what the organisation plans to do since the movie is going to release tomorrow, Pankaj Sinh Thakur said that the organisation will keep protesting silently.