Deepika Padukone’s parents get police protection in Bengaluru

In the wake of ‘Padmavati’ row, Deepika Padukone’s gets police protection in Bengaluru. Several police personnel were deployed outside the actress’s residence in Bengaluru after the actress got various threats from various communal groups after she portrayed the part of Rani Padmavati in her upcoming film.

 “Two police personnel have been deployed outside Deepika Padukone’s parents home in J.C. Nagar,” Inspector Girish Naik of J.C. Nagar Police Station said.

Deepika Padukone hails from Bengaluru. Her family including her father, legendary badminton player Prakash Padukone, mother Ujjala, younger sister Anisha and grandmother Ahilya live in Bengaluru while Deepika spends most of her days in Mumbai due to work. She visits her home occasionally.

Earlier, Deepika Padukone received death threats. Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kunwar Surajpal Singh Ammu offered a reward of Rs100 million (Dh5.6 million) to anyone who would behead Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

 “We do not want to take law in our hands but will not forgive anyone who tries to spoil the image of Rajput kings and queens,” said Ammu, who is also the chief media coordinator for the party in the state.

Responding to Ammu’s statements, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had said the state government would provide security to her and her family in Bengaluru.

Siddaramaiah has also asked Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to take action against for making such statement.

“I have asked the Haryana Chief Minister to take strict action against those threatening to harm Deepika, as she only played the lead role in the film as an actress as directed by its maker,” Siddaramaiah said. “I condemn the culture of intolerance and hate perpetuated by the BJP and its right-wing groups. Karnataka stands by Deepika who is a renowned artist from our state.”

State Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy told reporters at Belagavi, that the state police would provide protection to Padukone whenever she is in Bengaluru or anywhere in Karnataka.