Anjum Rajabali

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Members of India’s Hindu Rajput community burn an effigy of the “Padmavati” film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Jammu, India, last month. Credit Channi Anand/Associated Press

On Dec. 1, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, one of the most opulent and operatic filmmakers in Bollywood, was releasing his movie “Padmavati,” which is based on a mythical Hindu queen. Two weeks before the theatrical release, some Hindu activists from the Rajput warrior caste declared that the movie hurt the sentiments of their community by depicting a Muslim king lusting after a Rajput queen. And they could not permit that to be shown under any circumstance.

The trailer of the movie, which has garnered more than 51 million views on YouTube, depicts a bejeweled Queen Padmavati — played by popular Indian actor, Deepika Padukone — preparing her husband, a Rajput king, for battle against Alauddin Khilji, the 14th century Sultan of Delhi.…  Seguir leyendo »