Padmaavat, earlier Padmavati, has been one of India's most controversial movies. Sets were vandalized, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was slapped, the actors received death threats and a bounty was announced for cutting off Deepika Padukone's nose.
All this was based on rumors that the movie insulted Rajput queen Padmini, on which it is based.
The case even reached the SC, which refused to intervene.
The first threats of 'jauhar' came before the SC had stayed the ban. But afterwards, Rajput women had made a U-turn. "Why should (we) commit jauhar? It is Bhansali who will have to commit jauhar," Ramwati Kanwar of the Kshatriya Mahila Sangh had said.