Amid ongoing row and threats to actors over Bollywood movie Padmavati, a body was found hanging in Jaipur’s Nahargarh fort with a message ‘Padmavati ka virodh’.
'Padmavati' has been facing the wrath of various Rajput groups and political leaders, who have accused Bhansali of distorting history.
A message 'we don't burn effigies, we hang people' was found written near the body.
However, Karni Sena which has demanded a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film denied their involvement in the incident.
"This could be a suicide. This is not our way of protest. We condemn this," Karni Sena President Mahipal Singh Makrana told CNN NEWS-18.
On Thursday, Karni Sena had threatened to burn theatres in the UK after the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) cleared Padmavati for the UK audience.
“I myself wanted to go there to protest but the Indian government has confiscated my passport, so I will ask the Rajput community there to protest,” Sukhdev Singh, a leader of Karni Sena told a news channel.
Meanwhile, a functionary at Viacom 18, however, said there was no plan to release the film globally without it being cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
As the film was supposed to release on December 1, there are over 50 countries where this process (of certification) is on, he said.
The lavishly mounted film, starring Deepika Padukone in the title role, and Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, is a joint production by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions.
Many groups have been protesting amid rumours that there was a romantic dream sequence between Rajput queen Padmini and Allauddin Khilji. However, Bhansali said in an appeal that there was no dream sequence and it was all a rumour.
Several politicians have already demanded a ban on the movie, while Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, and Rajasthan have already refused to allow a release of the movie in the state.