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Updated: January 20, 2014 20:42 IST

Rajputs protest against Ekta Kapoor at JLF

Mahim Pratap Singh
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Flim and Television serial producer Ekta Kapoor during a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur on Monday.
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Flim and Television serial producer Ekta Kapoor during a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Jaipur on Monday.

The seventh edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival had its brush with controversy when members of the Rajput community barged into a session featuring producer Ekta Kapoor on Monday evening here.

Rajputs, under the banner of the Shree Rajput Karni Sena, shouted slogans against TV serial Jodha Akbar, produced by Ms. Kappor’s Balaji Telefilms. The organization accused the teleserial of distorting historical facts for commercial gains.

The SRKS has protested against the serial earlier in June last year when the organization decided to file a petition in the Rajasthan High Court to stop the serial from being aired.

The protestors shouted slogans against Ms. Kapoor for a while before the police pushed them out of the venue.

Ms. Kapoor, who was in conversation with Siddharth Dhanwant Sanghvi during a session titled “Each other’s stories”, simply smiled and said such incidents had become a regular episode in her life.

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