Family books entire theater to watch Padmaavat in San Francisco, dress up like Rani Padmavati
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic drama has been the cause of much controversy. However, since its global release, the movie has received fairly positive reviews. A video has surfaced on the Internet where a family in San Francisco, that had booked an entire theater for themselves, were dressed up as Rani Padmavati and even danced to Ghoomar!
From protests by the Rajput community, vandalism of the movies sets, Bhansali being assaulted, delay in release to even criticism for the treatment of jauhar (practice of self-immolation), the movie has seen it all. It was a breath of fresh air to see people relishing in the movie’s experience.
Cheer leaders also danced to Ghoomar during a basketball match between Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat teams at the NBA (National Basketball Association) in the USA on January 28.
Talking about the protests, Bhansali told Hindustan Times, “The protests were illogical, they had no reasoning and there was nothing to be discussed. It had reached an obnoxious level with people sitting with swords on national television and giving death threats. There was no need for us to go around the town tom- tomming how honest and true we were. At the end, truth prevails.”
According to Indian movie industry-tracker Ramesh Bala, the movie has collected close to Rs 253 crore worldwide.