Padmaavat Row: Mumbai police nabs 17 Karni Sena members ahead of the movie's release

The arrest was made from Kandivali and Borivali


Despite the name change and edits, Karni Sena’s protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film 'Padmaavat' (formerly known as Padmavati) is going on. 

Earlier, the name of the film was Padmavati which was changed to Padmaavat after Karni Sena’s protest. 

Prior to the release of the film which is scheduled to release on January 25, 2018, members of Karni Sena are creating tension across cities. During one such protest, Mumbai police nabbed 17 members of Karni Sena in Mumbai.

Even though the movie director Sanjay Leela Bhansali changed the name from Padmavati to Padmaavat, it was banned in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana. But Bhansali moved to Supreme Court against the ban. The SC then ordered to release the film across the country.

Firstly, members of Karni Sena created a ruckus in cinema halls of Gujarat and so in order to avoid any untoward incident, Mumbai Police beefed up the security outside cinema halls and multiplexes. Along with this, they also nabbed eight members of Karni Sena from Kandivali and nine members from Borivali.