6 Things About the Man Who Wants Bollywood Actress Beheaded


By FRANCIS OGBONNA

Suraj Pal Amu, a Indian ruling party member sparked global outrage when recently offered a $ 1.5 million bounty to anyone who succeeds in beheading Bollywood’s biggest star, actress Deepika Padukone, over a role she played in a yet to be released film- “Padmavati”.

Amu added to the list the producers of the flick which depicted the life of legendary 14th-century queen Padmin, a brave and beautiful Rajput royalty who chose to kill herself rather than be captured by the Muslim sultan of Delhi, Allaudin Khilji..

With the controversy refusing to die down, Suraj Pal Amu said on Sunday had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to exercise his powers to strike the film down and vowed to not let the movie release in theatres.
Here are a few facts you need to know about Amu:

1.    Suraj Pal Amu hails from a Rajput family in Gurgaon’s Sohna town and is a law graduate, according to The Indian Express. During his days as a student, he was a member of the BJP’s student wing ABVP, and served in it from 1984 to 1986.

2.    Suraj Pal Amu over time has claimed “I am inspired by Mother Teresa, and Ramayana and Mahabharata are my favourite books."

3.    Suraj Pal Amu has been a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) member since age 10. RSS is an Indian right-wing, Hindu nationalist, paramilitary volunteer organisation that is widely regarded as the parent organisation of the ruling party of India, the Bharatiya Janata Party.

4.    On his Facebook page, Amu claims to be the president of the Mahashya Bhim Singh Memorial Education Society, and the working president of the All India Yog Sports Association.

5.    He is a graduate of Lucknow University and Maharshi Dayanand University…

6.    Amu is a sports administrator. He is currently the president of the Haryana Gymnastics Association, and is also associated with the Haryana Football Association.


As the controversy over 'Padmavati' continues to rage, the owners of the film on Sunday said they are "voluntarily deferring" the film's release.

Albeit, the National Commission for Women also wrote to the director-general of police (DGP) Haryana, requesting him to look into the matter immediately and take appropriate action against Amu, Outlook reported.


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