All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi has called the Bhansali’s film ‘Padmaavat’‘bakwas’ (waste) and also asked Muslims not to watch the controversial film which has been the centre of discussion for the past few months.
Padmaavat, is based on the saga of the historic battle of 13th century between Maharaja Ratan Singh and his army of Mewar and Sultan Alauddin Khilji of Delhi has been facing protests from various groups, including Shri Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering with historical facts.
“The film is a bakwas. Do not waste your time by watching the film. It incidentally is based on a story written by a Muslim writer,” Owaisi said during a public meeting in Warangal city.
“Do not run after it. Do not watch it. God has not created you to watch this two-hour film. God created you to lead a good life and do good things that should be remembered for centuries,” he added.
The remark comes after he Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for an all-India release for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat” on January 25 by staying the operation of orders banning the release of the film by the Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana governments.