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Padmaavat: US families book entire theatre, dance to Ghoomar dressed as Padmavati. Watch video

A family in San Francisco Bay Area reportedly booked an entire theatre and watched Padmaavat dressed in Padmavati-like dresses.

Padmavati Row Updated: Jan 31, 2018 12:23 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Padmaavat,Ghoomar,Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Deepika Padukone in a still from Padmaavat’s Ghoomar song.

As Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat continues to rule box offices across the globe, the craze for the film is only growing. A family in San Francisco Bay Area reportedly booked an entire theatre and watched the film dressed in Padmavati-like attire.

The film stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini, Shahid Kapoor as Rajput king Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as invader Alauddin Khilji. The movie is based on the 13th century poem by Malik Mohammad Jayasi, Padmavat.

Trade analyst Komal Nahta shared a video on Twitter and wrote, “San Francisco Bay Area families bought a whole show of the movie theatre (in Sunnyvale, California) to see Padmaavat and there was a dress code - ‘Every one should dress like Padmavati.’ And before the show there was this dancing.”

Interestingly, Ghoomar was also played during a basketball match between Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat teams at the NBA (National Basketball Association) in the USA. Cheerleaders were seen dancing to the song during the match on January 28.

Among the many objections that protesters, lead by Karni Sena, had against the film, the Ghoomar song was one of the top pain points. They claimed the song demeaned Rani Padmini’s grace and honour.

Speaking about the protests, Bhansali has said, “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.”

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First Published: Jan 31, 2018 11:33 IST