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Padmavati controversy: Fringe group threatens to chop off Deepika Padukone’s nose

Acclaimed Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie 'Padmavati' has constantly been facing confrontation in the form of threats and violence from fringe groups of Rajasthan and the opposition is getting intensified as the release date draws near. Earlier this year, a fringe group Rajput Karni Sena disrupted shooting of the movie in Jaipur and assaulted the film director. A few days ago, the same group called for a countrywide bandh on the day of release of the film, December 1. While another Rajput…

Mystery thief chopping off women’s hair sparks fear in India

LUCKNOW: Police are investigating a mysterious raft of attacks in which Indian women say they're waking up to find someone has chopped off their hair. A top official in northern Uttar Pradesh state said police have advised people not to believe or spread rumors following the death of a 65-year-old woman who was beaten by a mob on suspicion that she was a witch responsible for the hair theft. Anand Kumar says village committees have been ordered to quash rumors about ghosts or witches cutting off women's braids. Police…