It is now more than a year that the film Padmaavat has been making the headlines. Formerly called Padmavati, the film has been tangled up in controversy. Padmaavat which is based on the history of the Queen of Rajut was initially rejected by the Rajputs. The members of Karni Sena vandalised the sets of the film in Jaipur, burnt down its posters and threatened the lives of actors and filmmakers. The protest only increased like an inferno causing more than four states to put a ban on the film. Phew! It must have been hard for the casts and filmmakers. Despite all the troubles faced, Sanjay Bhansali's Padmaavat saw the light of day on the 25th of January, 2018. Worth recommendable is the huge support received by the Bollywood industry. Starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, the actors have received personal appreciation from icons of the industry. After Ranveer, the next star cast to receive a handwritten appreciation on a job well done from Big B is Deepika Padukone. Amitabh Bachchan has sent bouquets to the star cast to show how well impressed he was with their act. Now that the film has gained appreciation from Bollywood, film critics and the general public, members of the Karni Sena have come out to apologise for protesting against the film. As a matter of fact, they have withdrawn every form of protest. According to Hindustan Times, Yogendra Singh Katar, Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena’s Mumbai leader in a letter said that,
"On the directions of organisation’s national President Sukhdev Singh Gogamadi, a few members watched the movie in Mumbai on Friday, and found that the movie glorifies the valour and sacrifice of Rajput and every Rajput will feel proud after watching the film. There is no such objectionable scene between Delhi Sultanate ruler Alauddin Khilji and Queen Padmini of Mewar which hurts the sentiments of Rajputs".To this end, he declared that the Karni Sena takes back their protest and will help the administration to release the film in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat as well as across all cinema houses in India. Wow! This must be a relief for the filmmakers and now, Padmaavat is all set to make it big at the box office. To watch the updates, click on the featured video at the top of the page.