On October 16 a local artist had registered am FIR against a group of people for vandalising a rangoli created by a local artist.
After Deepika's strong words on Twitter against those who vandalised the Padmavati inspired rangoli at a Surat mall, the Surat police have arrested five men including four of Karni Sena and one from Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
Her further tweet read, "Who are these people?Who is responsible for their actions?For how long are we going to let this go on?", following that, added, "allow them to take law into their own hands & attack our freedom & right to individual expression time & again!?" "More persons are likely to be arrested as the video footage recovered by us shows 8-10 persons involved in the activity", Surat Commissioner of Police Satish Sharma told ANI.
Next, to all of these tweets, she urged the central minister Smriti Irani to take an immediate action against the incident.
The arrested have been booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 141, 149 - unlawful assembly, 451 - trespassing, 427 - mischief causing damage. In one image, he can be seen making a rangoli inspired by the poster of the film, while the other shows the artwork completely vandalised by attackers.
Ranveer is playing the role of Sultan Alauddin Khilji, who invaded India in the 13th century.
During its production, the film witnessed many ups and downs.
This is not the first time that Bhansali's film on the fabled Rajput princess has found itself in trouble.
Still, an outdoor set of the historic period drama in Kolhapur was burnt down after two dozen unidentified people torched it.
Earlier this year, Bhansali was attacked by the members of Rajput community group, Karni Sena, during the shooting of the film in Rajasthan.
Slated to release on December 1, Padmavati also stars Shahid Kapoor (as Maharawal Ratan Singh), Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh and Raza Murad.