Many offered rewards for beheading the actor and director
The Sena then threatened to chop off Deepika Padukone's nose. She was given special security by Mumbai Police. But it didn't stop there: soon, there was a bounty of Rs. 5cr on Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's heads. A BJP leader doubled the reward.
As UK clears movie, Sena threatens to burn Britain theatres
Yesterday, reports emerged that the UK has cleared the movie for release without any cuts. But soon after, at least one Sena member threatened to burn down theatres in Britain if they screened the movie.
Some on social media pointed out how these could count as "terrorism".
Meanwhile, a petition has been filed in the SC against airing of the movie anywhere outside India.
For now, the controversial movie has been banned by many states in India including MP, Punjab, Rajasthan, UP and Gujarat.
The Sena has also changed its stance somewhat: earlier it wanted Padmavati screened before its representatives, but now it has agreed to withdraw protests if Mewar's erstwhile royal family approves the movie.