New Delhi: Opposing the upcoming release of Hindi film 'Padmavati', the Bharatiya Janata Party MP of Ujjain, Chintamani Malviya, has said that those like Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the director of the film, only understands the 'language of shoes'.'People like Bhansali do not understand any other language. People like him only understand the language of shoes. This country will not disrespect Rani Padmavati. We will not tolerate any distortion of our history,' the 48-year-old MP wrote in a Facebook post.
Asked if it was justified to appeal to the people to boycott the film before its release, the BJP leader said, "Everyone knows that the movie is based on the epic, 'Padmavat', written by Malik Mohammed Jaysi. The filmmaker (Bhansali) has made the film more imaginative and insulted the tradition of 'Jauhar' by twisting the golden history of the country." Meanwhile, the Congress demanded Malviya's expulsion from the BJP over the 'offensive' Facebook post and demanded that legal steps be initiated against him.