New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy has defended the protesters who are protesting against the movie Padmavat. On Thursday, he said that the movie has no historical value and these type of movies should not be made. He said while talking to news agency,”It opens old wounds, and that is why such films should not be made. What is the historical value of it? Zero.”
He also questioned the silence of Congress president Rahul Gandhi over the issue. “They say it has nothing to do with history, then why are you making it? Also, why is Rahul Gandhi not taking a stand on it?” he asked.
The Sanjay Leela Bhansali magnum opus, which released today, has been embroiled into a controversy since its inception. While various Hindu and Rajput fringe outfits have raised objections over the epic drama, the Supreme Court has given a green signal to the film.
The top court had set aside the notification passed by the states of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat to ban the release of the movie. Meanwhile, various fringe groups including Rajput Karni Sena has gone on a rampage and is creating ruckus all over India demanding a ban on the film.