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'Padmavati' row: Women's safety important, says Mirza.

Summary: A political party leader has announced a reward of Rs100m for beheading director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actress Deepika Padukone

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As protests against Padmavati gathers steam across India, former beauty queen and actress Dia Mirza has questioned the safety of women in the country.

"People who make violent threats against one of our women to serve a misplaced idea of honour and pride on national television walk freely. What kind of country have we become? How can we ever hope to make our women feel safe if this the way we continue to treat women?" Dia tweeted on Saturday.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama Padmavati narrates the story of Rajput queen Padmavati.

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader had announced a reward of Rs100 million (Dh5.67 million) for beheading the film's director Bhansali and actress Deepika Padukone, to protest the movie's release over fears that it distorts Rajput history.

The movie was scheduled to release on December 1 but has been deferred as the filmmakers are yet to secure a censor certificate.

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Date:Nov 26, 2017
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