Indian film Padmavati sparks protests over ‘Hindu-Muslim romance’

This is on Modi and all those who pimp for fascist faux-Hindu ultra-nationalists.

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Government asked to delay movie’s release and riot police may be on standby at cinemas after attacks on director and threats against its star Deepika Padukone

Riot police may be deployed at Indian cinemas over the release of a film about a mythological Indian queen that has sparked protests, attacks on the set and director, and threats to mutilate the lead actor.

The Indian government is being asked to intervene to delay the release of Padmavati, a film based on an epic 16th-century poem, starring Deepika Padukone as the titular character.

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